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Cornwall council gets silver for sustainable timber

Cornwall council recently earned their WWF silver pledge by monitoring three of their key sustainable timber projects. David Morgan from Cornwall council outlines the process they went through… “We’ve purchased sustainable timber for most, if not all, of our projects for the last four years, since we became a unitary authority. For our silver pledge, [...]

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Glasgow City council meets silver standard for timber

Glasgow City council achieved their silver pledge by using sustainable timber throughout a recent construction project with City Building (Glasgow) LLP. Heather Grassam, trainee planner from City Building, outlines the process they went through: “To meet the silver pledge commitment, Glasgow City council chose a City Building construction project where we could use sustainable timber [...]

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Felled FSC trees

Help your local councils help forests – your voice really counts

WWF’s local authority timber pledge campaign has now come to an end, but for the councils who have signed up to a sustainable timber pledge, the work has only just begun. The campaign has been extremely successful, with 96 local authorities making 130 sustainable timber pledges between them – that’s almost a quarter of all [...]

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Amazon forest from the air

Help your local councils help forests – your voice really counts

WWF’s local authority timber pledge campaign is really galvanising interest among councils up and down the UK! As we speak, 82 local authorities have made over 108 pledges between them, and I’m in contact with many more who expect to pledge before the campaign ends. Take a look at the list of who has pledged [...]

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Logs that have been harvested according to FSC standards.

Falkirk council’s silver pledge journey

Falkirk council in central Scotland recently took our Silver Pledge to show their commitment to buying and using sustainable timber and paper products. (Is your council doing the same? Ask them to take the pledge.) James King from Falkirk council outlines the process they went through… “For our Silver Pledge we chose to focus on [...]

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FSC logs from Mexico

Wood you believe it?

If I was to held up two pieces of wood in front of you, could you tell me which one came from a responsibly managed forest, and which was logged illegally? Of course you couldn’t – and neither could I for that matter! That’s the problem many people – and indeed local authorities – face [...]

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Photo of a sun sets over FSC certified logs in Cameroon

What wood should councils use?

Our campaigning has got local governments to make a real difference for forests around the world through their buying choices. In 2010 we launched our What Wood You Choose? campaign with WWF-Germany. The aim was to raise awareness of the economic, social, and environmental consequences of buying illegal and unsustainable timber and wood. We highlighted [...]

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