Web pages of Environmental Interest World-Wide related to Forestry and Forest Products


Certified Forest Products Council

The Council is an independent, not-for-profit, voluntary business initiative committed to promoting responsible forest products buying practices throughout North America by facilitating the increased purchase, use, and sale of third-party, independently certified forest products. http://www.certifiedwood.org

Ecotrust

The mission of Ecotrust is to support the emergence of a conservation economy in the coastal temperate rain forest region of North America, which stretches from Northern California to SE Alaska. http://www.ecotrust.org

The mission of The Forest Bank is to work in partnership with private landowners to promote the economic productivity of working forests while protecting the ecological health and natural diversity of the landscapes in which they occur. http://www.forestbank.org

Forests Forever Campaign

The Forests Forever Campaign was launched as an initiative by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) of the United Kingdom.

Forest Stewardship Council Headquarters

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international, non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. http://www.fscoax.org

Forest Stewardship Council (US Initiative)

FSC is an independent, international, member-based organization that accredits certification bodies and promotes voluntary third-party certification throughout North America. http://www.fscus.org

Forest Stewardship Council (UK)

The European arm of FSC, this organization has made a major impact on the number of hectares certified. This site covers a wide variety of areas including: FSC-approved certifiers, international principles & criteria, UK suppliers of certified timber, a fact sheet for manufacturers & retailers, and a world map of certified forests. http://www.fsc-uk.demon.co.uk/

Global Green USA

The US arm of Green Cross International (whose president is Mikhail Gorbachev), this organization works in cooperation with individuals, industry, and governments to create a global value shift toward sustainable development. http://www.globalgreen.org

Green Building Resource Center

The Green Building Resource Center is the most comprehensive green design and building resource guide currently available on the Internet. http://www.geonetwork.org

GreenClips

GreenClips is a summary of recent articles in the media on sustainable architecture and related government and green business issues as well as green building strategies, innovative case studies, new technologies and products, research findings, and legislation. http://www.solstice.crest.org/environment/greenclips

Healthy Forest, Healthy Communities Partnership

The Healthy Forest, Healthy Communities Partnership is a NW USA regional collaborative of communities and manufactures who are developing markets for the by products of eco systems management. http://www.hfhcp.org

IWPA CURE Program

IWPA's communications program to educate the public that the international tropical wood products industry is a friend of the forest.

Initiated in 1988, IHPA's CURE Program is concentrating on today's issues and working successfully to protect the future of international tropical timber trade. How? Through promotion of commercial forestry's positive role in preserving the future of the tropical forest and the importance of continued trade, which gives real and tangible value to products from the forest. http://www.iwpawood.org

The Natural Step

An international environmental organization dedicated to shifting people and businesses away from linear, resource-wasting, toxic spreading methods of materials handling and manufacturing toward resource-preserving methods. http://www.naturalstep.org

Rainforest Alliance & SmartWood

Third party certifier of timber companies. http://www.rainforest-alliance.org

Scientific Certification System

SCS is the nation’s leading independent agency certifying industry's environmental accomplishments by using analytical science to spur the private and public sectors toward more environmentally sustainable policy, planning, product design, management, and production. http://www.scs1.com

Sustainable Northwest

The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization was established in 1994 to constructively promote stewardship and conservation of natural resources and compatible economic development in communities of the Pacific Northwest.http://www.teleport.com/~sustnw

Temperate Forest Foundation

The Foundation’s purpose is to gather, analyze, and communicate scientifically credible information to the public on social, economic, and issues surrounding the conservation and development of natural resources. http://www.forestinfo.org

Wood Wise Directory

Pratical tips and resources to help protect forests. http://www.WoodWise.org




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