Mysterious forest landscape takes first place in Denmark’s photo contest

As featured by PEFC International PEFC Denmark has unveiled the stunning winners of its 2021 Photo Contest “Close to the Forest, Close to PEFC”. The jury, consisting of Palle Thomsen and Sune Enevoldsen from PEFC Denmark, and Lisa Westring, last year’s winner of the Danish contest, chose the three winners out of 222 entries. The winners First prize went to Naja…

The forest is like a loving mother

As featured by PEFC International This month we hear from Ismail Abd. Muttalib, a runner up in our 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Ismail shares the story behind his stunning photo ‘The Enchanting Walakiri Mangroves’ and what he has learnt from the forest. How do you feel about forests, both professionally and personally? I took my photo at Mangrove…

Winners of Ukrainian Photo Contest highlight the various meanings of forests

As featured by PEFC International The latest member to present the winners of its national Photo Contest is The Association National Voluntary Forest Certification System, our national member for Ukraine. From Earth Day on 22 April until World Environment Day on 5 June, the contest invited Ukrainian photographers and forest lovers to enter their best forest photos – and they really delivered! A…

Exploring Boandik Creation stories at Mt Burr Swamp

Environmental education and biodiversity improvements are continuing at Mt Burr Swamp, thanks to the recent support of Responsible Wood – Australia’s largest forest certification scheme. Responsible Wood oversees sustainable forest management in Australiaand launched its new Small Grants Program last year to support collaborative projects that connect communities to their local certified forests. The Mt Burr Swamp Restoration Reserve is…

AFIC and PEFC create a sustainability roadmap for a sustainable furniture supply chain

As featured by PEFC International PEFC is embarking on a four-year journey with the ASEAN Furniture Industry Council (AFIC) to improve sustainability outcomes throughout the furniture supply chain in the ASEAN region. As consumers worldwide demand sustainable products across a variety of fields, every industry must adapt to satisfy their requests. Furniture customers are no different, and sustainable furniture is a highly sought-after…

Finland’s photo contest winners impress with stunning landscape photos

As featured by PEFC International PEFC Finland has announced the winners of its 2021 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest, showing the country’s gorgeous forest landscapes throughout the year. The jury had the challenging task of choosing the winners out of a record number of photos that entered the contest. “We received a total of 3,000 unique nature photos with the…

Just Published! Responsible Wood Winter Bulletin 2021

“Winter bulletin looks to the Next Generation…” Meet the prize-winning University of Queensland students who are leading the way in timber design. In this, a special 24-page edition of the Bulletin, Responsible Wood covers the stories of Duncan Hossey, William Webster, Simin Louei and Dylan Francis who together are recipients of the Responsible Wood Civil Engineering Prize for Excellence in…

‘New concept’ motorway service area: welcoming and sustainable thanks to PEFC-certified timber

As featured by PEFC International PEFC-certified timber was used to realize Leeds Skelton Lakes Services, a ‘new concept’ motorway service area in Leeds, United Kingdom. The construction used cross laminated timber (CLT), glulam and cassette panels made from PEFC-certified spruce. Designed by Corstorphine + Wright architects, the scheme brings together a wide range of popular food, beverage and leisure brands, as well as a business…

2021 PEFC Photo Contest – Magical forests impress PEFC Spain’s jury

As featured by PEFC International The 2021 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ national photo contests have come to an end, and our national members are presenting their winners. PEFC Spain is the first to announce the stunning winning photos of their contest, which had the theme “Caring for Forests”. All national winners will enter the international contest for the chance to become…