Did you know that the inaugural World Wood Day was launched in March of 2013? Unfortunately, the day passed unnoticed by most of the world this year, but is likely to catch on in years to come.
The reason for the launch of World Wood Day was to raise public awareness of the ecological advantages of timber joinery products over other building materials. Unfortunately, clear cutting and other destructive and unsustainable timber harvesting processes gave timber a bad name in the past. Now that sustainable practices such as replanting, reforestation and plantation growing are being taken up by increasing numbers of environmentally responsible timber suppliers, the advantages of wood are taking centre stage.
There are 2 ways we can tackle global warming. One is to reduce our carbon emissions. The other is to find ways to trap carbon and use it productively. Nature already does this for us in trees. Trees have the remarkable ability to both trap unhealthy carbon dioxide and release healthy oxygen into the atmosphere.
Timber also has the potential to help us drastically reduce our carbon dioxide emissions and creation of other destructive industrial pollutants. The harvesting and processing of timber consumes far less energy than the production of other building materials and no harmful chemicals are released into the soil and water as they are when processing aluminium or plastic. Moreover, timber is the only construction material that is sustainable. Once oil or metal is taken from the earth, it can’t be replaced. Yes, plastic and aluminium can be recycled, but when they are recycled and turned into new products, the processes used harm the environment. Timber, on the other hand, can be grown and harvested indefinitely with a positive environmental impact.
Make it Wood, Make it Good
Wood is good no matter how you look at it. Aesthetically, all you have to do is compare the Allkind Joinery Timber Windows Gallery with a gallery of aluminium windows and you’ll have to agree there’s simply no comparison. Add to that the fact that Allkind Joinery uses only the finest, longest lasting timbers in their timber windows and what you get is beautiful windows that can last for generations and have a positive impact on the environment.
When we think of climate change, we often think about the things we have to do without in order to reverse global warming. World Wood Day and other initiatives emphasise the positive aspects of environmental awareness. Solar power, for instance, is cheap enough now that it can pay for itself and save you money on your power bills in the future. Timber is not only the environmentally aware solution, but is the hands-down winner when it comes to style. When you take a positive look at solving the global environmental crisis, it’s much easier for all of us to take action and do something about it. While Allkind Joinery is not about to take all the credit, we are proud to be doing our part by producing beautiful, sustainable timber joinery products that both enhance your lifestyle and help the planet.
Please call us toll free on 1800 757 949 with any questions you may have on timber joinery products, our friendly staff are always happy to help with any advice you need.