Year 2015 collection. “If we are to use our tools in the service of fitting in on Earth, our basic relationship to nature – even the story we tell ourselves about who we are in the universe – has to change.” Janine M. Benyus
“…Nearly a hundred years ago, a special Forestry Act stipulated that Swedish timberlands could no longer be freely exploited. Instead, sustainable forestry would provide the basis for future operations. Replanting, good forest management and long-term planning have subsequently led to a very large increase in timber supplies. This made possible a steady expansion of logging operations. Today’s timber stock is 50% larger than it was when detailed measurements began in the 1920s.” Statement from Boreal Forest Organisation
Sweden is one of the biggest paper manufacturers and exporters in the world. Despite that the Swedish example shows that forest sustainability is very much possible if proper legislation and education are also in place. Not only is sustainable but damages to the nature can be prepared.