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Wood Alternatives Links:

  • Alternatives to Old Growth Wood - PDF - Fact sheet from Rainforest Action Network features information on old growth, building alternatives to old growth, and suppliers.
  • Forest Ethics - Dedicated to protecting the ancient rainforests of British Columbia by redirecting U.S. markets toward ecologically and economically sound alternatives. Site includes slideshow, press kit, steps to developing a purchasing policy.
  • Good Wood Guide - From the Rainforest Information Centre. Includes suppliers of wood and energy alternatives.
  • Old Growth Free suppliers database - Comprehensive database of Canadian suppliers of alternatives to old growth products including paper and building materials. Site of the Markets Initiative.
  • Recognizing Lumber from Temperate Ancient Forests - Greenpeace fact sheet.
  • Resource Conservation Alliance - Good resource for wood alternatives. Contains information on agricultural fibers, industrial hemp, wood and paper consumption reduction.
  • The Good Wood Guide - Online report from Friends of the Earth and Fauna and Flora International providing advice on how to find wood products from sustainable sources.
  • Woodwide Consumer Guide - Step-by-step practices, products and services that protect the world's forests, from Co-op America.

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