Planet Ark’s Make It Wood - Do Your World Some Good campaign promotes the increased use of certified, responsibly sourced wood as a building material.
A recent survey conducted by campaign partner Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) showed that although 93 per cent of people understood that trees absorb carbon, only 39 per cent realised that when the tree is responsibly harvested, and used to make wood products, the carbon remains locked in the wood for the life of the product.
As well as storing carbon, there are other environmental benefits to using wood. In most cases, the production and processing of wood uses significantly less energy than other major building materials such as concrete, steel or plastics, giving wood products a lower carbon footprint than its alternatives.
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“In addition to helping tackle climate change, responsibly sourced wood is also renewable, durable, versatile and a cost effective building material,” said Rebecca Gilling, Planet Ark spokesperson and former host of lifestyle and renovations program Our House.
As the carbon benefits of wood products are based upon the trees being responsibly harvested, Planet Ark’s Make It Wood campaign encourages consumers to source wood that is independently certified to ensure high conservation value forests are protected.
Recognised as a leading supplier and advocate for sustainable building products, Kennedy’s is proud to support the Make It Wood campaign.