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2022 Community Grants Program

2022 Community Grants Program Connects Applicants with Certified Forests Responsible Wood has launched our 2022- 23 Community Grants Program which recognises collaborative, community based projects, activities or events that connect communities to certified forests and forest growers. “The aim is to support local communities develop, design and implement small community-based projects in their local area in conjunction with their local…

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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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What is recycled timber and how can you support conservation efforts

YOU’VE probably heard of recycled timber, or reclaimed timber as it is sometimes known. But what exactly is it? In this article, we look at what recycled timber is, and how you can support forest conservation efforts by sourcing sustainable timber products. What is recycled timber? Recycled timber is timber that has already been used for human consumption, such as…

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How Responsible Wood helps with sustainably sourcing 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 wooden furniture designs helps the fight against 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 hosts over 200 participants for their 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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The winners of the PEFC’s Belgium 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 supports one of Australia’s largest timber industry events

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…

Building Sustainable Timber Homes in Autsralia

Eco-friendly homes are becoming more and more popular in the modern world, which is terrific. But a big part of building a home is acquiring and using timber, whichis the preferred option for sustainable housing. However, you need to know where your timber comes from. Here’s what you need to know about building homes with sustainable timber. What is sustainable…