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Make it Wood? You Could!

Monday, 5th Jun 2017

Whether responsibly sourced wood is being used to make beautiful furniture or practical packaging it is a natural store of carbon for life. It's renewable, sustainable and versatile. Inside or outside you could make it wood.              ... Read more

Two New Wood Encouragement Policies in WA

Monday, 19th Dec 2016

Planet Ark Environmental Foundation’s Make It Wood campaign aims to encourage the increased use of responsibly sourced wood as a building material. A key part of this initiative is helping drive the adoption of Wood Encouragement Policies (WEPs) throughout... Read more

Ten Reasons Why Your Council Should Adopt a WEP

Saturday, 3rd Dec 2016

A WEP generally requires responsibly sourced wood to be considered, where feasible, as the primary construction material in all new-build and refurbishment projects. As such is it not intended to be a draconian, all encompassing dictum, but rather seeks to ensure that... Read more

Australian Councils Adopt Wood Encouragement Policies

Friday, 2nd Dec 2016

How wood can help councils to reduce carbon emissions and save money Across the country, local goverments are increasingly looking at ways to improve their operations by initiating policies with results that include; reducing their carbon footprints, maximising the... Read more

New National Centre for Timber Durability

Friday, 18th Nov 2016

New National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life to Benefit all Timber Users Putting Australia at the forefront of international best practice Industry, academia and government have partnered to create the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life... Read more

Good news for suburban apartment buyers: New timber rule set to reduce emissions and construction costs

Monday, 1st Feb 2016

Good news for suburban apartment buyers:New timber rule set to reduce emissions and construction costs Changes to the National Construction Code allowing timber construction in buildings up to eight storeys high could make mid-rise suburban apartments both more affordable... Read more

2015 MBA WoodSolutions Young Builder of the Year Award

Tuesday, 17th Nov 2015

MONDO BUILDER MAKES IT FOUR IN A ROW FOR WA IN AUSTRALIA’S TOP HOME AWARDS  WA home builder, Ray Kershaw, 31, has taken out Australia’s top award as the WoodSolutions National Young Master Builder of the Year in the Master Builders Association’s... Read more

21 Reasons Why Wood is Better: Prof. Alex de Rijke

Tuesday, 17th Nov 2015

21 Reasons Why Wood is Better than Steel and Concrete: Prof. Alex de Rijke Responsible for the often-quoted statement, “If the 19th century was the century of steel and the 20th century the century of concrete, then the 21st century is about engineered timber.”... Read more

Going Bush for World Wood Day and science

Thursday, 27th Aug 2015

Going Bush highlights Planet Ark’s involvement with World Wood Day and FWPA’s support for world-leading climate change science The long-running Channel 7 program, Going Bush, highlights interesting news and views about the Australian forest and wood products... Read more

On television with Planet Ark

Sunday, 23rd Aug 2015

Wood. Naturally Better.™ TV campaign significantly boosts awareness The long-running Wood. Naturally Better.™ advertisement, under Planets Ark’s Environmental Edge brand, again increased awareness of the commercial and its key messages during Aril/May... Read more


Did you know?

Australia’s native forests, timber plantations and wood products are net absorbers of greenhouse gases, sequestering 56.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2005, reducing Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 10%.