We Stand for the Future of Forests

By Kathy, July 18, 2014

Excerpt from the recently released 2014 SFI Progress Report: Future Forests SFI stands at the intersection of sustainable forests and sustainable communities. You are part of the SFI community, whether you are adding value through managing forestlands, elevating the impact of conservation research, working with youth or learning from elders, broadening market leadership through responsible…


Greening of Detroit – Working Together For the Future

By Guest Blogger, July 7, 2014

By Guest Blogger: Howard Lindberg Chair, Michigan SFI Implementation Committee, and Senior Resource Forester, Plum Creek The other week I was excited to be a part of The Greening of Detroit’s 2014 Citizen Forester Program, where 138 volunteers, 24 Citizen Forester volunteers, and 10 staff turned out on a Saturday to roll up their sleeves…


From Nature’s Perspective – Bringing Art into Environmental Experiences

By Guest Blogger, June 16, 2014

By Guest Blogger: Kathy McGlauflin Senior Vice President, Education, American Forest Foundation Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) 28th Annual International Coordinators’ Conference was held this year in Traverse City, Michigan in May. During this time, our network of over 120 environmental educators from across the US, as well as Japan, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, came together…


Restoration in Action: Communities for Healthy Forests Break Ground with SFI Grant Support

By Rocco Saracina, April 17, 2014

Forests do so much for us. They provide us clean air, filter our water, sustain an unbelievable breadth of plant and animal life, and offer an incredible sanctuary to recharge our spirits. They also provide us with the products that we use every day – wood for building homes and furniture, paper for packaging, rayon…

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White House Workshop Promotes Building with Wood

By Nadine Block, March 19, 2014

I had the great pleasure to participate in an exciting workshop yesterday hosted by the White House Rural Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The event touted the positive environmental and climate benefits of building with wood and also announced the launch of some great new initiatives from USDA. Participants at the workshop…

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First SFI Award for North American Wood Design

By Kathy, March 7, 2014

I’m so very proud to be recognizing the use of wood certified to the SFI Standard in the beautiful construction of an extremely worthy project: the Canadian Cancer Society’s Kordyban Lodge Cancer Care Facility designed by NSDA Architects. “It’s an honour to receive this inaugural award and be recognized by both SFI and the Wood…