Make It Wood - Do Your World Some Good aims to encourage the increased use of responsibly sourced wood as a building material. Whether you're planning the build of your new home or a professional working in large-scale development, the goal of this resource is to provide credible, research-based information on the significant environmental and health benefits of building with responsibly sourced wood as part of the solution to climate change.
The reason wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change is because it is a low carbon option for building; it absorbs carbon during the growth phase, it stores carbon for the long-term, it is renewable and it has a lower embodied energy than many other building materials. As a result, using wood allows us to live a low carbon 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.