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ENVIRONMENT

American Hardwood Improves Our Lives

Iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright described wood as “universally beautiful to man. It is the most humanly intimate of all materials.” Biophilic design brings the symbiotic relationship human beings have with trees into the interior spaces of where we live, bringing with it documented benefits to health and wellbeing. In this informative talk, Criswell explains with data how the use of American hardwoods in building and design is good for the environment and actually part of a being a good steward of the natural resource of trees. Criswell Davis, President of Mighty Oaks Consulting in Louisville, Kentucky, is an internationally recognized American hardwood expert, speaker and hardwood specification consultant. He advises some of the largest architecture and design firms in the world, inspiring the use of sustainable American hardwoods in design. He has been in the American hardwood industry for over 31 years, representing the American Hardwood Export Council internationally. A founding Director of the Timber and Forestry Foundation, Criswell is a passionate brand ambassador for the American hardwood industry. He believes that designing with American hardwoods will improve our personal health and the health of the planet. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Penn State Study: Are Wooden Plastic Pallets More Eco-Friendly?

Penn State Study: Are Wooden Plastic Pallets More Eco-Friendly?

With the amount of wooden pallets in production and in use across the US, Penn State researchers knew the importance of discovering whether they were an environmentally acceptable product. According to their findings, wooden pallets have a much smaller carbon footprint than plastic pallets, even when considering heat treating and pest control.  Read the full article from Penn State News.