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.…


Best news for forests that I’ve heard in a long, long time

By Guest Blogger, April 13, 2016

Guest blogger: Chuck Leavell, family forest owner and keyboardist for the Rolling Stones Creating a new pathway for family forest owners to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points is some of the best news for forests that I’ve heard in a long, long time. The U.S. Green Building Council should be congratulated…


Hallelujah! Forest Certification Recognized in LEED for Its Role in Promoting Legal, Responsible and Certified Sources

By Kathy, April 7, 2016

The entire forest community is celebrating some huge news. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has created a pathway for forests certified to SFI to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits through a new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) credit that is designed to further advance environmentally responsible forest management and help…


2015 SFI Annual Conference Student Scholars: Celebrating the Past, Looking Towards the Future

By Rocco Saracina, October 27, 2015

  I can’t clearly remember what I was doing 20 years ago. I’d like to think that I was exploring the local forest, as eight-year-old boys do… turning over a log in search of a salamander, though likely finding a far less interesting leopard slug. Around that same time, SFI’s founders were embarking on a…

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Unveiling the 2015 Progress Report – Growing the Future

By Kathy, July 6, 2015

At the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, we believe the future of our forests and our shared quality of life depend on strengthening the vital links between healthy forests, responsible purchasing and sustainable communities. The story of SFI unfolds in the pages of this report, interwoven through the data, people and accomplishments that constitute the SFI community…