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SFI Successes in 2017 and Big Plans for 2018

By Kathy, December 21, 2017

At the end of each year, SFI takes time to give thanks, reflect on the past year, and look forward to the next year. We continue to work with a diverse network to expand our reach and commitment to future forests. We encourage you to review our two-page scorecard of our 2017 successes and partnerships.…

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SFI at Greenbuild: Promoting the Importance of Well-Managed Forests in Green Building

By Jason Metnick, November 7, 2017

One of the best ways to make buildings better for our environment is to use as much wood as possible in construction. However, many of wood’s positive attributes in construction depend, in part, on whether the forest resource is well managed. Forest certification programs like SFI provide assurances of sustainability. Many leading green building rating…

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SFI Program Eligibility for LEED Points Is Good News for Cooperation on Climate Change

By Guest Blogger, April 19, 2016

Guest blog: John M. Hagan III, President of Manomet and member of the SFI Board of Directors representing the environmental sector Tackling climate change is a critical global issue. Science tells us that every economic, social, and environmental value we hold dear will be affected if we can’t stabilize the climate by mid-century. Buildings account…

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Broader Eligibility for LEED Credits Creates a Bridge to a Greener Economy

By Guest Blogger, April 18, 2016

Guest blog: Gene Kodama, South Carolina State Forester, National Association of State Foresters Forest Markets Committee, and Chair of the USDA Forestry Research Advisory Council My fellow State Foresters and I are committed to maintaining and expanding markets for the broad array of sustainable forest products produced in our nation’s well-managed working forests. Our ability…

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Indigenous Peoples across North America Welcome the Green Building Community with LEED Recognition of SFI

By Guest Blogger, April 15, 2016

Guest blog: David Walkem, Chief of Cook’s Ferry Indian Band, near Merritt, British Columbia, President Stuwix Resources Joint Venture and member of the SFI Board of Directors representing the economic sector The SFI Forest Management Standard is used by dozens of Indigenous communities in Canada and the US to manage millions of acres of forest…

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LEED Recognition for SFI and ATFS Is Good News for Forests and the Communities that Rely on Them

By Guest Blogger, April 14, 2016

Guest bloggers: Republican Representative Gregg Harper of Mississippi and Democratic Representative Kurt Schrader of Oregon When it comes to the health of our nation’s forests and the communities that depend on them, we occupy common ground. Another thing we share is our respect for the U.S. Green Building Council’s decision to create a pathway for…