Mercer International receives SFI President’s Award for promoting mass timber and SFI certification in the supply chain

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is delighted to announce Mercer International as the recipient of the 2024 SFI President’s Award. Mercer is spearheading the advancement of wood technology to redefine the North American construction landscape and is being recognized for its leadership and commitment to educating customers on the value of sustainably managed forests and promoting SFI certification in the supply chain.

June 5th, 2024|

Pennsylvania SFI implementation committee wins award for collaborating to advance conservation and outreach

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is pleased to announce the winner of the SFI Implementation Committee Achievement Award at the 2024 SFI Annual Conference. Lasting solutions to pressing conservation and sustainability challenges, such as species extinctions and climate change, require local collaborations that draw on our collective expertise. The Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee (SIC) has been selected as this year’s award winner for effectively leveraging technical knowledge and outreach platforms to increase the uptake of sustainable forest management practices. Their leadership in providing expert technical guidance has profoundly influenced sustainable forestry practices across the state and throughout the SFI network.

June 4th, 2024|

SFI Shares Year End Message and Releases Progress Report

As 2023 comes to a close, hopeful describes how SFI embraces 2024. The importance of forests for people and the planet is clear, and SFI has established itself as a leader working to advance sustainability through forest-focused collaboration. People and organizations are seeking solutions that don’t just reduce negative impacts, but also ensure positive contributions to the long-term health of people and the planet.

December 14th, 2023|

SFI Celebrates Expansion of Grant Enhancing West Virginia Forest Bird Habitat

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is pleased to announce a grant award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to continue and expand work focused on three at-risk bird species: the Golden-winged Warbler, the Cerulean Warbler, and the Wood Thrush in the central Appalachian region of West Virginia.

November 22nd, 2023|

New Project Learning Tree Canada K-8 Activity Guide Now Available To Help Students Explore Their Outdoor Environment

Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada), an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), works to advance environmental education, forest literacy and career pathways, using trees and forests as windows on the world. SFI and PLT Canada are getting ready for the Back-to-School period with the unveiling of the newest environmental education resource in Canada, the Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide.

August 22nd, 2023|

Project Learning Tree Canada Celebrates Investment in Green Jobs

On World Environment Day, Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced over $30 million to create 960 green jobs and training opportunities over the next two years for youth in the natural resources sectors that have positive environmental outcomes.

June 5th, 2023|


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The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) advances sustainability through forest-focused collaborations. We are an independent, nonprofit organization that leverages four interconnected pillars of work: standards, conservation, community, and education. SFI works with the forest sector, conservation groups, academics, researchers, brand owners, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, and governments. Collaborating with our network, we leverage SFI-certified forests and products as powerful tools to help solve sustainability challenges such as climate action, conservation of biodiversity, education of future generations, and sustainable economic development.

Christine Leduc
VP, Communications and Government Relations
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

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