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Snap Some Wood and Win

Date: 12-Oct-11

Wood iPad cover © Sara McGregor

Wood iPad cover

Make It Wood – Do Your World Some Good

Wood has long been seen as an attractive option for buildings, furniture and flooring, but did you know that it has environmental benefits too?

Our new consumer awareness campaign explains that wood is unique amongst building materials because it stores carbon when used in the construction of homes and buildings. Up to 50% of wood’s dry weight is made up of carbon.

As well as storing carbon, there are other environmental benefits to choosing wood. In most cases, the production and processing of wood uses less energy than other major building materials such as concrete, steel or plastics, giving wood products a lower carbon footprint than their alternatives.

As the carbon benefits of wood products are based upon the trees being responsibly harvested, you need to look for wood that is independently certified by schemes such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to ensure high conservation value forests are protected.

To learn more, visit MakeitWood.org

Snap Some Wood and Win

Planet Ark has three iPad2 tablets to give away.  To enter for a chance to win simply send us a photo of your favourite item made from wood.  Ask your friends to vote for your entry by ‘liking’ it on the Make It Wood Facebook page.  

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