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timberbiz -2 hours ago

BJ Ball on the ball with Kiwi designers

One of Australasia’s largest distributors of printable materials and consumables, BJ Ball, is meeting with kiwi design students to ensure the next generation of designers can see the forests for the trees. Source: Timberbiz Dually certified as PEFC and FSC ‘chain of custody’, BJ Ball has been presenting to students that have a graphic design or communications design focus, which includes ...

timberbiz -6 days ago

New Zealand Wood – Zero Carbon with proof

If New Zealand’s ambition is to be a zero carbon economy by 2050 then it must nurture its wood industry, according to the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association. It believes that while many industries claim to be driving towards lower emissions none has the low carbon profile of the wood sector. Source: Timberbiz “No other major industry in New Zealand can deliver carbon sequestration, ...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Timber at all things fenestration

AusFenEx19 is a window and glass conference, or a conference for all things fenestration, which was held in Sydney at the International Convention Centre Sydney over two days in late August. Responsible Wood attended to promote forest certification and the use of wood in that industry. Source: Timberbiz And for Jason Ross, Marketing and Communications Officer, Responsible Wood’s involvement wi...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

New Standards Manager for FSC Australia

  FSC Australia has appointed a new Standards Manager, Stefan Jenson, who will join FSC Australia on 9 September. As a past board member of FSC Denmark, Stefan has a strong understanding of, and commitment to, FSC. Source: Timberbiz Mr Jenson has significant experience working in complex policy environments in both Government and forest conservation and moved to Australia last year and...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Vale David Blair

Dr David Blair died after a skiing accident at Mount Bogong in late August. Dr Blair was a highly respected environmental scientist and champion of Victorian Ash Forests. FSC Australia was fortunate to benefit from his expertise as an environment chamber member of the Australian Standard Development Group (SDG). Source: Timberbiz On behalf of the directors, staff and members of FSC Australia...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

PFT promotes agroforestry in Tasmania direct to landowners

Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) took a proactive approach to promoting agroforestry and the Tasmanian private forestry sector with a forum Market Opportunities for the Northern Tasmania Private Forest Sector which was held on 3 July 2019. Source: Timberbiz Penny Wells, CEO for PFT opened the event in front of the 75 attendees that came from a variety of backgrounds including politicians, farmers, f...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Genetically modified trees should be allowed

Look at anything made from trees like a ream of paper, a cardboard box, lumber and it’s probably stamped with the logo of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or an equivalent organization. These non-profits certify that forests are managed sustainably, and one common requirement is no genetically modified (GM) trees. Source: Science Mag Researchers say that ban hinders research and shoul...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Stop the Amazon fires and plan for the future

According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the human-induced fires that are ravaging one of the most important regions of the planet must be stopped. Life on earth depends on the wellbeing of biomes such as tropical rainforests and the Amazon rainforest, due to its size, represents a significant part of that wellbeing. Source: Timberbiz Clearly, the number one priority in the global Ama...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

New international FSC website launched

Commemorating its 25th anniversary, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has launched its new website for environmentalists, researchers, non-government organizations, businesses and conscious consumers to learn more about the important task of protecting our world’s forests. Source: Timberbiz The new website will offer news updates, press information, research and resources, global campaig...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Uni SA to host Responsible Wood AGM in Mt Gambier

The University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier Campus will be hosting Responsible Wood’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 22 October 2019. Speaking ahead of the announcement, Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, spoke of the importance of the Green Triangle to the Australian forest products industry; with the selection of Mount Gambier a nod to the many Responsible Wood and PEFC scheme hol...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

FSC Australia farewells CEO Sara Gipton

The Forest Stewardship Council Australia has announced that Sara Gipton will step down as Chief Executive Officer at the end of September 2019. Ms Gipton has played a critical role in FSC Australia’s successes over the past two years, including the finalisation, launch, and implementation of the Australian National Forest Stewardship Standard. Source: Timberbiz Ms Gipton also oversaw the ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Tarpeena mill progress report

District Council of Grant Mayor, Richard Sage and acting council CEO Jane Fetherstonhaugh toured the Tarpeena, South Australia mill to view progress together with Timberlink CEO Ian Tyson on 7 August. They witnessed the significant technological upgrades that are turning the Tarpeena site into a world class facility, securing more than 200 full-time jobs at the mill for a generation to come.  So...