If you’ve chosen C you’re certainly ahead of the game. Today we aren’t only thinking about the origins of our food, clothes and coffee, but also our wood. Much of the wood available for purchase in Canada comes from forests suffering from illegal logging practices, is cut by workers who are unfairly treated and originates from land where the culture of indigenous people is threatened by logging. The story of our very own Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia is just one example of the problems surrounding logging.
Be sure to purchase eco-friendly, sustainable wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for you next project. The FSC ensures that your lumber is acquired in a manner that pays heed to legal issues, fair labour practices, the rights of indigenous peoples and environmental issues. For more information, visit www.fscus.org or www.savethegreatbear.org.