Protecting the climate
The origin of the wood is important. When growing, forests integrate the climate-damaging CO2 from our exhaust gases into their wood mass. But only in sustainable forestry can round timber extraction be considered "CO2 neutral". Wood from overexploitation of primeval forests is not CO2 neutral.
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Find products made of climate-friendly wood from the short distances in the Alpine region purchasing options.
About 50 - 70 % of all species in the world live in tropical forests. Tropical jungles are hot spots of biodiversity. Their protection represents the greatest contribution to the preservation of biodiversity worldwide. In the Amazon alone, up to 1,000 tree species occur per km2. Up to 600 different insect species live on a single jungle tree species alone.
Domestic wood instead of tropical wood ! In Europe, more than 70 tropical woods are used, at least 61 of which are from overexploitation or from globally endangered tree species. Only about 11 woods are available with eco-labels, but are also traded without them.
To refrain from using products made of tropical wood because you have come to know the beauty of native woods: Gefährdete Tropenhölzer nein danke.
to avoid products with palm oil, thus serving the environment and your health Palmöl nein danke.
Bioenergy in the form of firewood, wood chips or pellets has long since ceased to come only from within the region. On the contrary.
Without proof of the short distances, you will probably only find firewood or pellets of the short distances in a few DIY stores or at a few dealers. Therefore, always ask your dealer or DIY store for proof of short distance wood, also for energy wood, as this is the only way to ensure that your wood heat is optimally climate-friendly.
For example, if you can buy firewood directly from the local forest owner, this is certainly optimal for the climate balance of your feel-good warmth with wood.
(1) Addresses of forest owners' organisations in the Alpine region who can surely name forest owners in their ranks from whom you can buy your firewood directly and regionally can be found here: Karte Waldbesitzerorganisationen
(2) In the "Rundholzbörse Vorarlberg" forest owners can offer felled round timber lots and processors can buy round timber: Rundholzböre Vorlarlberg
(3) The platform "Forest Diversity" visualizes the tree species diversity in managed forests and mediates between forest owners and interested buyers for still standing logs
(4) Map with suppliers of pellets from proven with wood of short distances: Karte Pellets.
(5) Map with sources of supply for wooden building materials made of wood of short distances: Bezugsmöglichkeiten