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Course Description: This is a discussion on the Sustainable Forestry Initiative program (SFI). The presentation details history, membership and qualification into the SFI standard and what it means to have that certification. Included is discussion about how our forests help to sequester carbon from our atmosphere while providing a renewable source of fiber that can be used in a multitude of ways.
- Have a sense for who is “SFI”, as well as the history of the Sustainable Forest Initiative.
- Understand the purpose of SFI principles, objectives, performance measures and indicators.
- Knowhow to answer the question of, “what is forest certification?”
- Understand how growing our forests in a sustainable manner contributes towards green building and sequesters carbon, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.