The Georgia Governor Gets It

By Nadine Block, August 27, 2012

Supporting the green building movement is about embracing energy efficiency, sustainable design, and responsible choices. But it is also about supporting the communities and jobs that contribute to the resources used in those very buildings. We should not have to make a choice between environmental progress and domestic economic development. Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia…

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A Look at the Bigger Picture

By Kathy, May 18, 2011

Every year when we release our Progress Report, I am amazed at how much the SFI program and its many partners have achieved. Here are just a few of the highlights from this year’s report: 5,584 resource and logging professionals trained in 2010; $81.4 million invested by program participants in forest research activities in 2010;…

Are Campaigners Misleading Consumers?

By Kathy, January 25, 2011

Phil Riebel, a sustainability advisor to the forest, paper and print sector, recently posted a couple of informative blogs on RISI questioning whether environmental activists are misleading their funders and consumers when it comes to certification and recycling. Phil talks about the downsides of well-funded campaigns that skim the surface of complex issues, and lead…

The Value of SFI Certification

By Guest Blogger, January 12, 2011

Linda Casey, Alabama’s State Forester and a member of the SFI External Review Panel, talks about the benefits of SFI certification in her state. In Alabama, we take great pride in the fact that our implementation rate for best management practices stands at 97 percent. A recent review by the Southern Group of State Foresters…