We just adore trees at the Sustainable Home Hub. You will see us writing, posting photos and talking about them often. If you happen past my walking tracks on any given day, you will see me hugging them. Without trees we are dead. Timber is one of the most sustainable and important materials we have for our homes and has been shown to be good for your health. But it needs to be responsibly grown and harvested. Any paper products you use also need to be sustainable. That is why we are excited to announce our partnership with The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) – the world’s largest and most trusted certification for sustainable forest management. We are very excited to be partnering with FSC to share their work and bring businesses certified by the programme, to the Sustainable Home Hub! Keep an eye out for new businesses with the FSC stamp who will be joining us, to help you make better choices.
According to the FSC forests support up to 1.6 billion of the poorest people in the world. Sixty million indigenous people and numerous species of plants and animals are totally dependent on forests for their lives. But there is a high demand from people for products that come from forests, and this demand continues to grow, increasingly putting pressure on the world’s forests. Wood is a renewable resource when the forests are responsibly managed with holistic standards that include environmental and social considerations.
FSC Friday, which we are celebrating on Friday October 12, is a global campaign that highlights the importance of forests and the role they play in our lives. The FSC certification scheme is recognised as the gold standard in forestry, as it ensures that forests products are responsibly managed and harvested.
Products that carry the FSC label offer you a guarantee of making a responsible, ethical choice in a crowded marketplace. FSC Friday brings people from all over the world together to raise awareness of the importance of the world’s forests and the key role FSC plays in their preservation through responsible forest management.
Join us on October 12 to celebrate FSC Friday!
FSC Friday events will take place around the world with organisations and supporters promoting the FSC logo and what it stands for. Each year, schools, businesses, youth groups and many more get involved. Join FSC and people around the globe in celebrating the world’s forests and raising awareness of how important they are for us.
Every year the threat to our forests increases, in the form of environmental change and illegal logging. For over 20 years, FSC has worked to take care of forests and the people, plants, and animal species that depend on them. The FSC label gives you the reassurance that wood, paper, and other forest products have been responsibly sourced from well-managed forests and/or recycled materials.
FSC Friday is about sharing that message, so that more people recognize the role we play and can help us turn the tide against global deforestation.
How do you get involved in FSC Friday?
There are so many ways you can get involved with FSC Friday! Nothing is too big or too small – from an FSC Friday themed morning tea at your office to taking a photo of yourself with your favourite FSC certified product.
FSC has kindly put together an FSC Friday pack to help you celebrate.
In this pack you will find:
- FSC Friday posters
- FSC Friday social media images for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
- FSC Friday email signatures
- FSC Friday quiz
Follow #FSCFriday on Twitter and Facebook for ideas from around the world. Head across to the website to find out all the information.
Join the Thunderclap on 28 September
FSC Friday will be held on 28 September in the rest of the world – so make sure to follow #FSCFriday if you want to support the global Thunderclap event and get involved in helping to ensure our forests remain for the future.