Guest speaker will spruik wood as construction material
MANAGER of Planet Ark Environmental Foundation’s Make it Wood campaign David Rowlinson will be a guest speaker at the the inaugural PROCURE South West event to be held in Bunbury on November 24-25.
Mr Rowlinson said wood could play a big part in helping tackle climate change. “Wood is a low carbon option for building,” he said. “It stores carbon for the life of the building, is renewable and has a significantly lower embodied energy than other building materials such as concrete, steel or plastics.”
South West Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Patrick Warrand said it was exciting to think what more was possible for the region’s timber industry, which was already a major employer in the region.
“We want to show what is possible, spark different thinking,” he said. “We want to forge stronger relationships and a strong sense of working together across government, industry and business so our region can continue to grow and prosper.”
Mr Warrand urged local business and other interested people to attend the event, which will be held at the South Regional TAFE Automotive Centre on Robertson Drive, Bunbury. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased via the event website – www.procuresouthwest.com.au.