Master Builders: Sydney Metro sets benchmark with project certification

Responsible Wood Timber Feature, page 61 of the Master Builder New South Wales magazine The Sydney Metro project, the first fully automated metropolitan rail system in Australia has been featured in the latest Master Builders New South Wales magazine. Stage 1 of the project, the first project in Australia to achieve Responsible Wood project certification, the Sydney Metro Northwest, is…

We have a lot to thank our forests for

As featured by PEFC International Responsible Wood has scanned the world for positive stories from the forest. This July, we hear from Kjell Wiklund, a runner up in our 2019 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Kjell tells us about his photo ‘Forest in Furudal’ and why it is so important to take care of our forests. How do you feel…

Big things happening as the Australian Timber Design Awards celebrates its 21st

 Judging of the 2020 Australian Timber Design Awards has commenced with this year’s entries being assessed via an online meeting platform during COVID-19 restrictions. Andrew Dunn, CEO, Timber Development Association, who is organising the national contest, explains in the latest edition of the Timber and Forestry E News: “The awards are celebrating their 21st year – a very special year…

On location with Mary Valley Timbers

Mary Valley Timbers is a hardwood sawmill based in the heart of timber country, near Gympie. Operating from the site of the original Dagun Sawmill, Mary Valley Timbers is one the few remaining working sawmills in a region long synonymous with forestry. The historic sawmill has passed through different hands in the community over the years and in 1988 was…

Giving a voice to the people: How forest certification improves lives

As featured by PEFC International Join us next Wednesday for our latest ‘In conversation with…’ webinar! We’ll be joined by Coen van der Veer from Building and Wood Worker’s International (BWI) to discuss how forest certification improves the lives of the people living and working in the forest. The webinar is free to attend and takes place 15 July at 19:00-20:00…

A treasure in the sand dunes

The Mon Repos Turtle Centre is a sight to behold! Dedicated to marine turtle research, protection and education the centre is a must for all that visit Mon Repos.   Welcoming more than 20,000 visitors a season, Mon Repos is home to the largest concentration of marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland.  Indeed, the success of nesting and hatching turtles…

Gympie Bridge hits high note for ingenuity

“Refurbished bridge an important connection point for pedestrians and motorists in Goomboorian” Goomboorian is a rural locality 20km north-east of Gympie. Bordering Goomboorian’s east is the Great Sandy National Park home to hiking trails and the last known coastal emu. For many residents and motorists alike, the Stephan Road Bridge has been a popular stable – with generations of locals…

PEFC calls for feedback!

As featured by PEFC International PEFC is committed to supporting and improving service delivery for our members, certificate holders and stakeholders.  Accordingly, we at PEFC are conducting a short survey to get a deeper understanding of what is relevant and important to you in your business when it comes to forest certification. The survey will run between Tuesday, June 30th 2020…

External recognition and awareness raising: an expression of trust in PEFC

As featured by PEFC International By buying PEFC-certified products, we can all help support local communities to continue looking after our forests. Learn more about the importance of supporting sustainable forest management from our CEO Ben Gunneberg! “Although we have already been reaching out to over a million people to safeguard the forests and to manage them in a sustainable way,…

Celebrating the power of trees

Forests play a critical role in regulating the global environment, population and economy. Covered by Jason Ross, Marketing and Communications Officer for Responsible Wood Besides alleviating the effects of climate change and natural disasters, forests represent some of the richest biologically diverse areas on Earth. And when it comes to deforestation, human society is in clear need of root-and-branch reform.…