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 the realisation that continuous economic growth through endless consumption is not a sustainable way forward. Join industry leaders as we explore how circular economies may provide hope for sustainability and economic prosperity to co-exist.
The event will take place on Wednesday 13th July 2022, 9.30am to 3.30pm at Caroma on Collins, 39 Collins St, Alexandria NSW 2015.
Register to attend and learn more about the circular economy in Australia from our amazing speakers including Davina Rooney, CEO Green Building Council of Australia, Amy Hogan, National Manager of Sustainability, Stockland, David Rowlinson, Make it Wood Program Manager, Planet Ark and Jason Ross, Marketing & Communications Officer, Responsible Wood.
Limited seats available – Book Early
Book before 30th June 2022 to receive our early bird special ticket price of $39 and save $10.
All profits to be donated to https://walk-a-while-foundation.raisely.com/deborah-de-jong
In February 2022 Responsible Wood was recognised as part of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) new Responsible Products Framework.
The new framework, which provides guidance for all building materials used in Green Star projects will apply to all new Green Star Rating Tools published by the Green Building Council of Australia and is an important component of the circular economy.
The Responsible Wood Certification Scheme was assessed as ‘Best Practice’ and ‘Good Practice’ across four credit categories – Responsible Structure, Responsible Envelope, Responsible Finishes and Responsible Systems.
A copy of the assessment is available for download.
Under the framework, the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme is scored along with all other Green Star ‘recognised initiatives.’
The framework’s ‘recognised initiatives’ are used by products and manufacturers and contribute towards Green Star certification.
Responsible Wood Marketing and Communication Officer, Jason Ross, noted that Responsible Wood’s Sustainable Forest Management standard was rated highly across all credit categories.
“The Responsible Products Framework provides a new definition for responsible products, it recognises schemes like Responsible Wood which have a positive environmental impact, are transparent, respect human rights, and take action to reduce carbon content.”
“The 2021 standard for Sustainable Forest Management has been assessed highly favourably and is amongst the world’s leading standards for sustainable forest management,” Mr Ross said.
The GBCA’s internationally recognised Green Star rating system sets standards for healthy, resilient, positive buildings and places that reduce the impact of climate change, enhance our quality of life, restore, and protect biodiversity and ecosystems, drive resilience and contribute to market transformation and a sustainable economy.
For more information about ‘Building a Circular Australia’ and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) new Responsible Products Framework please contact Jason Ross, Marketing and Communications Officer, Responsible Wood, tel: +61 7 3359 1758, [email protected]