Rethinking Our Carbon Future

Forests are part of the solution.

From recyclable and biodegradable products that reduce waste to renewable energy and fuels from biomass, carbon is an increasingly complex issue that will continue to shape all parts of the forestry sector.

By strengthening the connection between forests and forest products and the roles they play in society, the #forestproud community are the stewards and innovators who can provide the solutions that will help to rethink what our carbon future looks like.

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Reimagine. Rethink. Reconnect.

“Every generation has a big question that they have to answer. I think, fundamentally, our generation has to answer ‘what is our carbon future going to look like?'”

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Biomass Through Generations

In 2016, Menominee Tribal Enterprises, the business arm of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, completed a biomass-fueled district combined heat and power (CHP) project in an attempt to create energy independence, and reduce carbon footprint and air emissions.

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How Can We Serve What We Don’t Understand

What are our forests really made of? From the air, ecologist Greg Asner uses a spectrometer and high-powered lasers to map nature in meticulous kaleidoscopic 3D detail — what he calls “a very high-tech accounting system” of carbon in this Ted Talks video

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FORESTS ARE THE FUTURE | Shabnam Sanaei, Domtar

Shabnam is a bio-chemical engineer from Iran who traded oil and gas for renewable wood.

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