There are hardly any materials that are as beautiful, functional, and warm to the soul as is wood.
It is not a surprise then that one of the causes we believe in is Make It Wood. Many homes were traditionally made of timber. And it is a great way to build the future with it. Make It Wood is a Planet Ark program that encourages the use of responsibly resourced wood as a building material, furniture and household items.
As a sustainable material, wood gives us a great chance to not only connect with Nature in an attempt to increase our everyday wellbeing. But using it is one of the best ways to build homes that help us fight climate change on a whole another level. The planet’s population is growing at a swift rate, there is less and less wilderness in our world. Connecting buildings with the natural world instead of isolating ourselves in suburbs that barely feature green space, is a win-win for our comfort and the future of our planet.
If you are thinking of building, here are some wooden house design ideas to inspire you.
Benefits of using sustainably sourced wood according to Make It Wood program
Using sustainably sourced wood for building purposes, has several benefits, as listed by the Make It Wood program:
- it is unique building material as it is a natural carbon store
- the production and processing of wood uses much less energy
- it helps conservation of our forests and protects biodiversity
Call to Action:
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