This Earth Day, Help Protect Forests For All Forever


One Simple Action Is All It Takes – Just Look For the FSC® Label

Forests are essential to our survival. Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is the world’s most trusted forest certification. It helps you find responsibly sourced forest products - products that don't contribute to global forest loss and degradation that exacerbates climate change, degrades water quality, and destroys wildlife habitat.

It's easy to protect forests - when you buy paper towels, tissues, furniture or any other products that come from forests, just look for the label that says FSC.

"I am on a mission to end forest loss and degradation by supporting responsible forest management. That’s why I buy @FSC_US certified products – it’s a great way to protect forests and take climate action! #EarthDay #ChooseFSC 🌳"

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"I am on a mission to secure water quality through responsible forest management. That’s why I purchase @FSC_US certified products – it’s a great way to protect forests and water quality! #EarthDay #ChooseFSC 🌳"

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"I am on a mission to combat biodiversity loss through thoughtful forest management. That’s why I purchase @FSC_US certified products – it’s a great way to protect forests and wildlife habitat! #EarthDay #ChooseFSC 🌳"

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Look for the FSC label on products to support principles and actions that protect air, water, and our overall quality of life:

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Water

FSC PROTECTS WATER QUALITY  

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Forests naturally filter much of the world's fresh water. FSC protects rivers, lakes and wetlands where laws or industry-based guidelines are often inadequate.

Deforestation

FSC PROHIBITS DEFORESTATION  

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FSC prohibits the conversion of natural forest to plantations or other non-forest uses such as real estate development or agriculture.

Clearcut

FSC LIMITS CLEARCUT SIZE TO PROTECT FOREST ECOLOGY  

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Our certified forest owners follow nature's lead in how they harvest to ensure forests remain healthy.

Endangered

FSC PROTECTS RARE, THREATENED, AND ENDANGERED SPECIES  

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These protections extend to species at risk of becoming threatened or endangered, covering a broad array of vulnerable plants and animals. 

Old Growth

FSC PROTECTS RARE OLD-GROWTH & OTHER HIGH CONSERVATION VALUE FORESTS  

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Rare old-growth forests are conserved, as are other forests of high conservation value.

People

FSC PROTECTS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' RIGHTS  

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FSC recognizes and upholds the legal and customary rights of indigenous peoples as well as protecting areas of cultural significance.  

Chemicals

FSC RESTRICTS THE USE OF HIGHLY HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS  

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FSC tightly restricts the use of highly hazardous pesticides, many of which are commonly used in the US and Canada.

There are hundreds of FSC-certified products and brands available, from paper and tissue products to furniture. Download our Shopping Guide now to learn what and where to buy responsibly: