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FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)

Composed of 45 countries, have certification system and environmental standards for harvesting trees


Connecting concepts of rocks, trees and water to stress importance in sustainability efforts

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design):

Certification program for green building

Tree Plantations:

Produce wood products, with poor sustainability outcomes

USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council):

Dedicated to sustainable building design and construction

USFC Wood:

Responsibly harvested and can be tracked down to the forest where it was produced

VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds):

Are present as toxins in products, which can lead to potential health risks

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