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Adding Value & Local Capacity at the Forest Source: A Path to Sustainability
国际木文化学会 | 139 view(s) | 2022/06/21

会议名称:“2022世界木材日”研讨会暨第四届国际林联(IUFRO)林产品文化研究组讨论会
会议时间:2022年3月22日

报告嘉宾:Scott Landis
嘉宾简介:GreenWood创始人、总裁兼执行董事


摘要:

Tool use has long been considered a unique and defining human character istic. We now know that this trait is also shared by chimpanzees and other hominids, as well as elephants, dolphins and perhaps even rodents. But it still appears that none of our closest “relatives” in the animal kingdom use tools to create furniture, art and other artifacts of their own design, so this remains an exclusively“human” attribute.
At the same time, our very human reliance on trees and forest resources for fuel, shelter and the creation of our made environment has deep roots in human enterprise. From the ancient Egyptians and Romans to the more recent European settlement of North America and the modern timber in dustry, humans have historically related to forests as an extractive re source—not unlike gas and oil.
The notable exceptions are often to be found where people reside in or around forests and have the capacity and incentive to protect and manage those forests for their own benefit and future survival. This is especially important today in some of the most threatened tropical forest communi ties in the world, where both greater capacity and incentives are so des perately needed. GreenWood is dedicated to this purpose: “Adding Value and Local Capacity at the Forest Source.” In the rest of my presentation, I will share three very different examples of how we have pursued this mis sion in three different tropical environments—Peru, Honduras and Puerto Rico—through our development over the last three decades of three very 52 different creative woodworking enterprises, all of them designed to provide a path to a more sustainable forest future.

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