Posts Tagged ‘ SFI ’

SFI Launches Conservation Impact Project

Sep 2nd, 2016

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has launched its large-scale effort to quantify the conservation benefits associated with well-managed forests stretching across North America from British Columbia to Florida. Forests certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard cover more than 280 million acres, and millions more acres benefit from the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard, the organization says. […]

New LEED Building Credit Aims to Stop Illegal Logging

Apr 7th, 2016

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has issued a LEED alternative compliance path (ACP) that recognizes wood and paper from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program as part of an integrated approach to encouraging environmentally responsible forest management and eliminating illegally harvested wood from the building material’s supply chain — including the door and window […]

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Sets World Record for Planting Trees

Sep 22nd, 2015

On May 20, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) and its partners across North America set a new Guinness World Record by planting 202,935 trees in one hour. SFI partnered with 29 teams of 25-100 people each to plant trees in locations from New York City to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. “As SFI celebrates its 20th […]

SFI Recognized by Green Building Standard

Sep 16th, 2014

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has been recognized by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) for its ability to allow the construction industry to responsibly source forest products. BREEAM is an environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. Worldwide, there are more than a quarter of a million buildings with certified BREEAM […]

SFI Opens Second Comment Period on Proposed 2015-2019 Requirements

Jan 7th, 2014

As part of a second comment period, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) invited nearly 10,000 stakeholders to submit comments for the proposed SFI 2015-2019 Standard. This working draft is the result of input from comments submitted during the first 60-day public comment period which ran from June 5 – August 6, 2013. The draft new […]

White House Easter Eggs Demonstrate Responsible Forestry

Apr 1st, 2013

For the fifth straight year, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, has packaged the official White House Easter Egg in a gift box made from paperboard certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Standard®. “We are pleased that the National Park Foundation is leading by example and sourcing certified products,” […]

Mississippi Endorses Inclusive Approach to Forest Certification

Mar 26th, 2013

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation last week specifying that rating systems used in green building projects funded by the state government “shall not exclude certificate credits for forest products certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the American Tree Farm System (ATFS).” “Kudos to the Mississippi legislature and Governor […]

SFI Pledges $400,000 in 2013 for Conservation Research

Feb 7th, 2013

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) will deliver up to $400,000 in 2013 to support research into responsible forestry practices through the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. Since 2010, SFI has awarded 33 grants totaling more than $1.32 million to support projects that promote sustainable forestry practices and engage communities.  “The decisions we make […]

WDMA Tech Conference Takes Closer Look at Forest Certification Standards: Experts Ask What is Best for All?

Jun 27th, 2012

Forest Certification was the focus of two sessions held this week during the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) technical conference taking place in Minneapolis. Corey Brinkema, president of the U.S. national office of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), discussed the latest forest certification standards and market drivers for green building products as well as […]

SFI Announces RFP for Conservation Partnerships

Feb 3rd, 2012

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) forest certification program is seeking applications for its Conservation and Community Partnerships Grants program, which is now in its third year. “SFI Inc. has invested over $1.1 million in 24 projects since 2010,” says SFI resident and CEO Kathy Abusow. “With the help of the over 125 partners involved, the […]

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