1 HSW Sustainable Forestry Initiative
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About the Event
- Explore developments in forestry practices, supply and demand of wood consumption, and impact of forest ownership on industry and trade.
- Discuss the importance of forest certification for environmental sustainability, including protection of wildlife, aquatic animals, water quality and the conservation of biological diversity, provide an overview of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
- Review the SFI Standards, Principles, and Objectives, and the benefits to our wellness and health of our forests, with focus on Chain of Custody procurement ensuring wood products originated from sustainable forests.
Investigate the benefits of using certified wood and the relevancy to LEED and other green building programs. Compare wood, the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly building material, to steel and concrete. Explain the role of forests on sequestering carbon.