Forests are Home

As featured by PEFC International Look around your house or apartment. How much of what you see is made from wood? From the chair you sit in, to the bed you sleep on, to the antique wardrobe passed down from your grandmother – all of this furniture started its life as a tree in a forest. Many things have happened to…

Call for nominations: October 1st deadline for Richard Stanton Award!

Nominations are coming in thick and fast for this year’s Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody. Nominations for the award are open to individuals who have contributed significantly to either forest management or chain-of-custody certification under the Responsible Wood certification program. The award nominees will be those who have contributed to sustainable forest…

I feel pureness, clarity and life when I walk in the forest

As featured by PEFC International This September, let’s take a closer look at ‘In the Mountains’, one of the top 12 photos from our 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. The photographer Attila Palhegyi tells us how his photo came about and why forests and forest products are so important. How do you feel about forests, both professionally and personally?…

Mon Repos Turtle Centre amongst finalists shortlisted for the WAF Best Use of Certifed Timber

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has revealed that the Queensland based Mon Repos Turtle Centre is among the eight projects shortlisted for 2021 Best Use of Certified Timber – supported for the third year in a row by Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). This year’s shortlisted projects highlight the work of practices across the world, from Australia and…

Curious deer takes first place in PEFC Italy’s photo contest

As featured by PEFC International The winning images of PEFC Italy’s 2021 Photo Contest show amazing forest landscapes and a surprising encounter in the forest. The Italian jury had the tricky task to choose three winners from more than 400 photos that entered the contest. The winners First prize went to Paola Toniutti, for her photo ‘Incontri emozionanti’ (‘Exciting encounters’). The…

From the archives: Renowned architect recognised as champion of forest certification

Responsible Wood took to the archives as it celebrates the 7th anniversary of this most prestigious prize Richard Kirk, of Kirk Architects, was recognised for his contribution in driving the specification of Responsible Wood certified, Queensland grown Spotted Gum in the construction of the new Mon Repos Turtle Centre near Bundaberg. Nominated by Hyne Timber, Responsible Wood certified, Richard Kirk…

Responsible Wood congratulates Suzette Weeding at the 2021 National Forest Industry Awards

As featured by the Australian Forest Products Association. Responsible Wood congratulates PEFC Director Suzette Weeding: Winner! Woman in Forest Industries Award of Excellence: 2021 National Forest Industry Awards Australia’s forest industries congratulate Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s (STT) Suzette Weeding on winning the Midway Woman in Forest Industries Award of Excellence, at the National Forest Industry Awards – organised by the Australian…

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…