A Closer Look at Sustainable Development in Forests - Part 2/2

On the first part of this article, we discussed a bird’s eye view of what sustainable development is, and what difference can it bring to the entire humanity today, and tomorrow. With the conclusion of this article, we focused mainly on how we are going to help propagate and nurture sustainable development so that we can be able to savor it together with the generations of tomorrow, and even the days after it.

 Sustainable forest

Sustainable forest

Truly indeed, the world is facing a serious dilemma of the rising industrialization, but nevertheless, we cannot do anything about it as a person. We cannot deny the fact that industrialization as the years pass by will be inevitable. And I will not be surprised that one day when we wake up we are faced with an unwanted environment - an environment that is not ideal not only to human race, but to all living entities.

But, that is too far. It is very early for all of us to take our worries and scared the soul out of us. Don’t worry my friend. Instead of mulling over and crying about what “might” be the outcome of these inevitable consequences, we will try to help in our own little way. As a person or an individual, instead of wasting resources which are not replaceable, we reuse it. We give another meaning to it.

Now, what I am talking about here? Let’s focus on one specific element on earth – Wood. Do not tell me that wood is not bordering towards extinction? Recent studies have shown that wood production all over the globe has decreased by nearly 6% for the last twenty five years. Imagine a quarter of a century, and a significant decline in wood production has been tallied. It simply means that we use more than we plant. While it is true that it can be replaced, if we do not take care of it or if we do not do something, it will simply die a natural way.

Now, what can you do? Aside from planting from your backyard, the easiest and most practical way of helping a sustainable development is to re-use old reclaimed wood and immortalize it. Your old reclaimed wood can be an accent to your house, or office for that matter - as simple as that. All we have to do is to be creative and resourceful.

Giving another chance for an old wood to be used again is one way to help sustain wood. By not using a new wood element, utilize what is in your backyard or in your barn. There is no restriction. All you need is an imaginative mind and you will realize it is limitless.

Sustainable development after all, is where society can enhance and supply sufficient resources for everyone without the need to use irreplaceable and toxic resources to maintain it. A great challenge to almost eight billion people all over the globe – I have given you some options. Gather your old wood and use it to the fullest!

 Hardwood harbor ready to be dismantled and given a new life!

Hardwood harbor ready to be dismantled and given a new life!