Celebrate Forests with Us
Every year on the last Friday of September, FSC-certified businesses, FSC members, schools and organizations all around the world host a series of events to support, celebrate and raise awareness of responsible forest management and the role that FSC plays in it. People are invited to look for the FSC logo and consider the sourcing of the products they buy in a creative and entertaining way.
Why do we have FSC Friday?
Every year the threat to our forests increases, in various forms including environmental change and illegal logging.
For over 20 years, FSC has worked to take care of forests and the people, plants, and animal species that depend on them. The FSC label gives assurance that wood, paper, and other forest products have been responsibly sourced from well-managed forests and/or recycled materials.
FSC Friday is about sharing that message, so that more people recognize the role we play and can help us turn the tide against global deforestation.
The latest FSC Friday celebration took place on 28 September 2018. Below you will find an overview of the different ways our local offices, stakeholders and participating schools celebrated the event.
The FSC Greater Mekong
The FSC Greater Mekong office worked closely with WWF Thailand, Tetra Pak Thailand and The Mall Group (Thailand’s largest mall operator) to organize an FSC Friday event in one of The Mall Group’s supermarkets called “Gourmet Market.” The first 200 customers who purchased Tetra Pak beverages received cotton shopping bags from WWF.
Tetra Pak Thailand also awarded prizes on Facebook to the best 50 comments explaining why it is important to look for the FSC and Tetra Pak logos.