Responsible Wood will join the Make It Wood Campaign and the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood in a lunchtime panel discussion.
Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has been announced as panellist in Tasmanian Timber’s Q&A expert panel discussion featured in Sustainability Live’s ‘Sustainability Digital Summit.’
Running on Thursday, the 12th of November 2020 the panel discussion will feature as part of the summit’s lunchtime breakout sessions (12.15pm to 1.15pm AEDT).
Sustainability Live is Australia’s oldest and biggest sustainable built environmental education event, and for the first time will feature the ‘Sustainability Digital Summit’ – the pinnacle of sustainable designs, ideas and innovation.
With more than 30 sustainability and industry leaders participating in the summit, architects and design professionals will be eligible to earn 5 formal CPD points as endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).
Hosted by Tasmanian Timber, the expert panel will answer questions from the audience and discuss the significant role that responsible forest management plays in the global fight against climate change and the importance of ensuring that timber is sustainably managed, independently audited and certified to an internationally acclaimed standard.
Claire Bennett, Tasmanian Timber, explains:
“Tasmanian timber, which has Responsible Wood certification, has PEFC certification at its core, but additional checks and balances in the system to ensure it meets our very high environmental standards.”
“Meeting Australian values also means supporting our local economy. Buying Responsible Wood means you are buying Australian timber for the Australian marketplace. So, when purchasing Tasmanian Timber, consumers can be confident that they’re getting a piece of timber from a local forest that is both certified sustainable and meets Australia’s environmental and social values.”
Discussing Responsible Wood’s involvement in the summit, Jason Ross, Marketing and Communications Officer, emphasised the importance of forest certification schemes like Responsible Wood and PEFC in demonstrating that forest fibre is from a sustainable source.
“More and more, specifiers are looking to do the right thing and making informed decisions on purchase decisions,” Mr Ross said.
To register for the Sustainability Digital Summit please visit the Sustainability Building Awards website.