When the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) begins its sixth General Assembly (GA) this weekend, Ecotrust Canada will be uniquely positioned to have a voice in all three of the GA chambers: social, environmental and economic.

The FSC GA is held every three years to discuss, and make decisions on how best to achieve, a sustainable future for the world’s forests and the people who inhabit them. This year, the GA will take place in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, from June 25 to July 1, and Orrin Quinn, manager of our FSC certification program, will be the official representative for the FSC International Social Chamber, voting on any social aspects of the FSC standards. Quinn has also been made proxy for both Ecotrust and Ecotrust Forest Management, giving Ecotrust a further voice, and vote, in the economic and environmental chambers of FSC.

The FSC GA offers a powerful strategy to bring people together, find solutions and promote responsible stewardship of forests on a global scale and we are excited to be a part of it. For more information on the FSC GA, go to www.ga.fsc.org/about.html. Also check back here for regular updates direct from Malaysia.