Good wood: more info sources

An alphabetical list of helpful links on wood use and tree protection – from campaigns to recycling and sustainable building.
  Published:  07 Feb 2018    |      1 minute read

Tree and forest conservation and campaign sites

Boreal Forest Network – protecting the boreal forest (the taiga, or snow forest, running across northern Europe, Asia and North America), one of the world's 3 great forest systems.

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) – campaigning against forest crime.

Fern – the EU forest campaign.

Global Trees Campaign – saving endangered trees, including a list of threatened species.

Greenpeace – ending illegal logging of the world’s ancient forests.

Rainforest Action Network – preserving forests, protecting the climate and upholding human rights.

Rainforest Foundation UK – working with indigenous peoples to conserve the world's rainforests.

The Tree Council (UK) – promoting the importance of trees.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) – addressing the illegal timber trade. 

World Rainforest Movement – network of indigenous people defending the world's rainforests.

WWF Forests – conserving the world's most important forests.

FSC certification

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit association that promotes responsible management of the world's forests. It does this by setting standards on forest products through an independent forest certification and product labelling system.

General environmental building news and advice

Association of Environment Conscious Building – promoting sustainable building including Passivhaus and low-energy construction.

Building Green – a voice in the transition to environmentally sustainable building practices.

Building Research Establishment – a world-leading multi-disciplinary building science centre.

The Ecological Building Network – promoting healthy, low-carbon building.

Recycling and waste reduction

Furniture Now! – community furniture recycling and training project based in Sussex.

SalvoWeb – reclaimed materials and garden antiques.

Timber Development UK – trade body informing best practice design, specification and use of wood in the built environment.

Green consumer advice

Ethical Consumer – publishing info on the social, ethical and environmental behaviour of companies.

Friends of the Earth's lifestyle tips – green consumer advice.