Sustainably Grown, Australian Made supporting statement

Sustainably Grown, Australian Made

Responsible Wood supports Sustainably Grown, Australian Made. After consultation with certified forest managers and chain of custody certificate holders from around Australia, Responsible Wood has launched a new Sustainably Grown, Australian Made supporting statement logo to help promote our core values. If you are eligible and would like to use the logo, please contact us here. The supporting statement has…

Green Skills upgrades wetlands at Western Australia College of Agriculture with Community Grant

As featured by Timber and Forestry E News The Western Australia College of Agriculture at Denmark, a coastal town 423 km southeast of Perth, has supported a Responsible Wood Community Grant application by land care group Green Skills to upgrade a wetland education and farm forestry site at the college, a 560-ha working farm and educational facility for Year 10, 11…

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Responsible Wood launches Community Grants Program

On 1 September 2022, Responsible Wood launched its Community Grants Program. This is the program’s third year, following the successful 2020/21 and 2021/22 programs. The aim of the program is to support local communities develop, design and implement small community-based projects in their local area in conjunction with their local Responsible Wood certified company. Community Grants are awarded for collaborative,…

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How Responsible Wood helps source ethical wood products

IF you’ve ever wondered if there is a way to tell whether the timber products available are ethically sourced wood products or not, then you don’t need to wonder anymore. Responsible Wood is the Australian national governing body for the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), the world’s largest forest certification system. Responsible Wood is helping people source…

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Responsible Wood appointed to national building design judging panel

As featured by Timber and Forestry E News Responsible Wood Marketing and Communication Officer Jason Ross has been appointed as a judge of the 2022 BDAA National Design Awards – entries are now open. The BDAA National Design Awards is one of Australia’s most prestigious building design awards, showcasing the best building designs across 29 distinct categories and announced at…

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How the wooden furniture you design, make, and sell stores carbon and combats climate change

As featured by PEFC International Furniture designers, manufacturers, and retailers play an essential part in the fight against climate change by sourcing wood from sustainably managed forests, which helps increase forests’ capacity to store CO2. The stored carbon will then remain in wooden furniture products throughout their lifetimes. So, how does it work? Do non-certified forests store CO2 the same way…

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Responsible Wood reaches hundreds with Sustainable Forest Management workshops

More than 200 stakeholders have participated in Responsible Wood workshops and meetings, launching the new AS / NZS 4708:2021 standard for Sustainable Forest Management both in Australia and New Zealand. Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh has spent a week in Victoria and Mount Gambier, SA, following a series of workshops and meetings in Tasmania, Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales…

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A tide of wild garlic, a bird on alert and new life in PEFC Belgium’s photo contest

As featured by PEFC International PEFC Belgium has announced the winners of its 2022 Experience Forests, Experience PEFC Photo Contest, selected from almost 750 entries. “This year’s award list takes us from forest to forest and immerses us in poetic and magical atmospheres,” said Valérie Squelart from PEFC Belgium. “A huge thank you to all the participants for sharing their…

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Responsible Wood supported event a ‘first’ for over 100 architects, engineers and specifiers

Meet industry’s new ambassador as range of speakers address the Ultimate Renewable MORE than 100 architects, engineers, and specifiers will gather in Melbourne on August 24 for one of Australia’s largest timber industry events. Titled ‘Wood You Like to Know’, it aligns with the Ultimate Renewable theme promoting timber as “undeniably the most sustainable building material to be specified and…