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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…

Boreal Wetland Complex (part of the project study area). Photo: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Wetlands and Carbon – Filling the Knowledge Gap

By Guest Blogger, February 2, 2017

Guest Blogger Dr. Mark Johnston, Scientist, SRC’s Environment Division Here’s a fact about wetlands that many Canadians may find surprising: according to the Geological Survey of Canada, the peat in Canada’s wetlands stores almost 60 percent of all the carbon stored in soils across the country. Further, the 147-billion tonnes of carbon stored in Canadian…

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Building a Better Future for Birds, One Box at a Time

By Guest Blogger, December 20, 2016

By Robyn Bailey NestWatch Project Leader at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology You might have heard that more than 51 million people in the United States and Canada participate in birdwatching as a hobby, but you may be surprised to learn that nearly half of all private landowners provide at least one nest box (or…

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Forest Impacts Matter, But What Are They?

By Paul Trianosky, September 2, 2016

It seems that we live in a time of magnified environmental impacts. When I was a kid, we didn’t worry about recycling, or air pollution, or water pollution, or whether the wood in our dining table came from a sustainable source. But the world is a much smaller place these days. Now we understand that…