Links


General Reference

Forest Learning
ForestLearning.edu.au provides activities, resources and ideas for teachers to integrate forest and sustainability education into their learning programs. Over 100 resources are available covering years 3 to 12 across a range of key learning areas of the Australian Curriculum including science, social science, earth and environmental science, history, geography, mathematics, biology and technology.
http://www.forestlearning.edu.au

Greenpeace Good Wood Guide
Good Wood comes from ethical and ecologically sustainable sources. Use this guide to help you decide which wood to choose.
http://www.goodwoodguide.org.au

United Nations 2011 International Year of Forests
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
http://www.internationalyearofforests.com.au

WWF Love your Forests
WWF and FSC are working with leading businesses to promote the FSC eco-label.
http://loveyourforests.org

Wood Naturally Better
Wood Naturally Better aims to help everyone understand the natural advantages of wood and its positive contribution to reducing the effects of climate change. Find out why it is good to use wood.
http://www.naturallybetter.com.au

WoodSolutions
WoodSolutions (TM) gives architects, engineers and other building professionals information about how to design and specify with wood products.
http://www.woodsolutions.com.au


Certification

Australian Forest Certification Scheme
The Australian Forest Certification Scheme uses the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) and certifies extensive areas of native forests and plantations across Australia. The AFCS also includes a Chain of Custody Standard to track forest and wood products throughout the supply chain.
http://www.forestrystandard.org.au

Forest Stewardship Council
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international network, which promotes responsible management of the world's forests - it brings people together to find solutions to the problems created by bad forestry practices and to reward good forest management.
http://www.fscaustralia.org

Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.
http://www.pefc.org