Make It Wood - Do Your World Some Good aims to encourage the use of responsibly sourced wood as a material in construction and when choosing products for your home, such as furniture, toys and tools. Wood is an abundant natural resource that can be sustainably sourced and harvested, ensuring a reliable supply for future generations. Wood can be used in a variety of applications, from structural support to decorative finishes, making it a highly adaptable material for any project.
By choosing responsibly sourced wood, you not only support sustainable forestry practices but also promote a healthier living environment. Wood has been shown to have positive effects on human well-being, including reducing stress and improving cognitive function.
Wood also plays a part in the fight against climate change as it’s a low carbon material; it absorbs carbon during the growth phase, it stores carbon for the long-term, it is renewable, and requires less energy in its production than many other materials. Wood is unique among building materials because it is a natural carbon store - up to 50% of its dry weight is carbon. As a result, using wood allows us to live a low carbon lifestyle.
Make It Wood is proudly brought to you by Planet Ark in partnership with Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA). Planet Ark and FWPA work closely together on a number of partner programs to promote the use of sustainably sourced wood.
Planet Ark Environmental Foundation is an Australian not-for-profit organisation with a vision of a world where people live in balance with nature. Established in 1992, we are one of Australia's leading environmental behaviour change organisations, with a focus on working collaboratively and positively. We help people, governments and businesses reduce their impact on the environment in three key areas: sustainable resource use; low carbon lifestyles; and connecting people with nature. We promote and create simple, positive environmental actions - for everyone.
Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is a not-for-profit industry services company funded by the Federal Government, member levies and research grants. FWPA has partnered with Planet Ark to encourage the use of sustainably sourced wood as a building material to related industries, as well as Australian business and consumers. Learn more about FWPA.
The Ultimate Renewable™ campaign offers a fresh new narrative around forestry that most of the public are unaware of – that wood is a continually renewable resource and that trees in Australia’s commercial forests are replanted. Learn more about The Ultimate Renewable™.
The WoodSolutions™ initiative provides architects, engineers and other building professionals with information on how to design and specify with wood products. WoodSolutions™ information channels include an online knowledge base, technical design guides, workplace presentations, seminars and more. Learn more about WoodSolutions™.