Greenpeace releases new Good Wood Guide in an effort to finally put an end to devastating deforestation and battle global climate change.
June 24th, 2009
Australia is amongst the highest regions in the world to import illegal timber products, linking the Aussie name to forest destruction which accounts for about one fifth of annual global greenhouse gas emissions.
Greenpeace is responding to this tragic issue, which results in biodiversity loss and death amongst forest communities, by releasing a guide informing Australians of how to select legally sourced timber.
Jamie Durie launched the Greenpeace guide on 2 June, thereby adding ‘forest advocate’ to the landscape designer, horticulturalist, author and television presenter’s exhaustingly long job description.
‘Good wood’ refers to timber obtained from ethical and ecologically sustainable sources, and in encouraging Australians to select such products, Greenpeace works towards improving the environment and ensuring a greener future.
Greenpeace lists Rubberwood, Ecotimber Vitex and FSC plantation Eucalypt among the best imported timbers in Australia, and highlights the worst to include Burmese teak and African mahogany.
To read the complete Good Wood guide, visit goodwoodguide.org.au
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