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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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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…

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Industry leaders gathered at Weathertex event to raise awareness of an Australian circular economy

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News Architects, designers and construction companies focused on business and the environment AUSTRALIAN-owned manufacturer of zero-carbon external timber cladding, Weathertex has brought together industry leaders to explore, educate and drive awareness on Building a Circular Australia. Architects, designers, developers and construction companies gathered in Sydney last Wednesday to hear how a circular…

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Responsible Wood spreading the PEFC word in New Zealand

Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries and Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh have spent the week travelling throughout New Zealand, introducing the new AS / NZS 4708 Sustainable Forest Management standard to the NZ market. This included hosting a workshop at SCION House, Rotorua, where Matt de Jongh and Simon Dorries introduced the new standard to a cross-section of PEFC certificate…

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Responsible Wood to present at ‘Building a Circular Australia’ – live event in Sydney

As featured by Architecture and Design Responsible Wood-certified Weathertex will be presenting ‘Building a Circular Australia’ – a live event in Sydney on 13th July 2022, covering the foundations of what a circular economy is and how to benefit from circular thinking. A circular economy can benefit businesses, society, and the environment. Business and political leaders alike are coming to…

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Traditional Owner project focuses on safety management and land-care skills

A COLLABORATION involving Responsible Wood certificate holders PF Olsen and Wespine Industries has partnered with the Leschenault Catchment Council (LCC) south of Perth to further expand a project focused on safety management and training in land care-specific skills. The council, governed by volunteer membership, started the project – Danju: Jobs Together – to provide employment opportunities for the Noongar People.…

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Passionate forest scientist joins the Responsible Wood Board

Fresh from her appointment to the board, Dr Kerrie Catchpoole sat down with Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross to discuss the Responsible Wood certificate scheme now and into the future. Kerrie has extensive forest industry knowledge and has worked across both plantations and native forest for more than 20 years.  She has held both research and policy positions with the Queensland…

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Closing the gap between reality and perception at the World Forestry Congress

As featured by PEFC International “The knowledge gap between forestry actors and society in Korea can be narrowed down through constructive communications: our event contributes meaningfully to the overall country effort,” said Mr Byungki Ahn. Mr Ahn, Director of Forest Policy Division,  Service, was speaking at the KFCC-PEFC Customer Relationship & Business Strategy Meeting side event, held on the first day of the XV World…