Be Modern celebrate FSC Friday 2014

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Be Modern celebrate FSC® Friday 2014

Be Modern, a UK based manufacturer of fires and fireplaces worked in partnership with leading local Housing Association Gentoo to celebrate ‘FSC® Friday’ this September. The aim was to raise awareness of the importance of responsible forestry.

The Forest Stewardship Council® is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the responsible management of the world’s forests for all those who live, work or rely on them.

Be Modern understand the importance of sustainable, renewable resources and the significance of well managed forests as a consequence. The company are proud therefore; to state that currently 75% of their timber can be traced through their chain of custody to FSC® managed forests.

Alongside Gentoo, Be Modern visited St. Aiden’s Catholic Academy in Sunderland to take part in a special educational lesson dedicated to FSC® Friday.

The Academy runs a syllabus in collaboration with Gentoo focussing on working within their environment and the importance of sustainable resources.

Six students were selected to help to plant apple trees, donated by Be Modern, as part of their ‘incredible edible’ garden and then were presented with a plaque dedicating them to FSC®. The students were filled with enthusiasm for the hands on activities and listened carefully as they were taught about planting and the importance of natural resources and sustainability.

The lesson was a huge success and the Academy now has 5 new apple trees to mark their commitment to raising awareness of FSC®.