The WTF: The Week This Friday Vol. 23

Plastics & CO2 – a threatening combination for our oceans Source: Unsplash According to new research, the combined environment threats of plastic pollution and ocean acidification are having significant impacts on marine ecosystems. An international team of scientists at the University of Plymouth, England, in collaboration with the University of Tsukuba, Japan, […]


The WTF: The Week This Friday Vol. 20

 The Earthshot Prize Source: BBC Move over Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Prize for environmentalism is coming through! Sir David Attenborough has joined forces with Prince William to launch “the Earthshot Prize”. According to BBC, this is the biggest environmental prize to date. They are searching for 50 solutions to the world’s […]


The WTF: The Week This Friday Vol. 17

Epic Fail Source: Pixabay Ten years ago, 196 countries gathered in Japan to attend the Convention on Biological Diversity. The meeting resulted in a ten year-plan to save our planet’s natural biodiversity through various targets to meet by 2020. Well, its 2020. How have we done? According to the United Nations’ Global Biodiversity […]

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Growing Partnerships, Prosperity and a Brighter Future for Us All

“The right to land and to self-government. The right to self-determination. Those causes are right in any society.”  Being Métis, that statement by Jim Sinclair to the 1987 First Ministers’ Conference often plays in my mind.  Self-determination—the ability to freely pursue one’s own destiny—is a basic human right. It is enshrined […]

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Forging a Career Path in the Forest Sector

As a high school student, I was told I would graduate, earn a university degree, find a career path and then retire… hopefully young. But coming out of university, I found myself being just another young person with a diploma and few employable skills. Weeks of job hunting led to […]

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About the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) SFI advances sustainability through forest-focused collaborations. SFI is an independent, non-profit organization that demonstrates its commitment to forests through its work in standards, conservation, education, and community. SFI works with the forest sector, conservation groups, academics, researchers, brand owners, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local […]