Wood is a versatile, abundant and renewable resource that has been used for various purposes for centuries. From construction to furniture making. Responsibly sourced wood promotes sustainable forestry practices and has positive effects on human well-being, reducing stress and improving cognitive function. Wood is a low-carbon material that absorbs and stores carbon during its growth phase, making it an ideal material choice for reducing carbon emissions and living a sustainable lifestyle.
On Friday 9th November 2018, Planet Ark's Make It Wood Campaign Manager David Rowlinson spoke to well-known TV and Radio personality Myf Warhurst on ABC Radio. They talked about the health and wellbeing benefits of timber and biophilic design, and why wood is also good for the environment. You can hear the interview here.
Responsibly sourced wood is a great choice as a building material. Not only does it help tackle climate change due to its ability to store carbon and its low embodied energy, but it is a great thermal insulator, easy to use, durable, renewable and recyclable.