CaSCo Video Award

My local wood: material with the feel-good factor

There are many reasons to use and love wood: It is a unique, multifunctional material, relaxes our senses and pleases our eyes. It even has psychological effects on people and a similar stress-reducing effect to nature, as Scandinavian scientists found out lately. Environments with wooden structures cause a drop in blood pressure and pulse and have a calming effect. This is based on the positive emotional experience that wood causes, such as proximity to nature, warmth, homeliness and a relaxing effect. Thus the use of wood promotes the health and well-being of mind and body.

Furthermore wood is an extremely sustainable building material. Already during its growth in our forests, wood as a building material makes an active contribution to climate protection. That´s because each tree stores the greenhouse gas CO2. Short transport distances and a regional processing chain also contribute to the preservation of the climate. The shorter the supply chains the less greenhouse gas emissions are created in general.

Everyone who uses or owns wooden constructions or objects made of regional timer from sustainable managed forests, such as houses, urban furniture, wooden designs or even children´s toys can be sure of the positive impact on the environment and oneself.

If you are one of those lucky persons you shouldn´t miss the chance to take part in our video award: Let us know the story behind your wooden home or object, no matter if it´s a construction or a beloved product like the antique coffer of your ancestors. Tell us what makes it special to you: Which forest does it come from? What is it like to live in a wooden house or to create or use a wooden work of art?

To participate you just need to take a short smartphone video (maximal 3 minutes) and send it to us the latest by 15 January 2020. Afterwards we will promote it. The videos with the most clicks and likes will be the winning ones. You can win a skill tower game, naturally made of high-quality wood from sustainable forestry, which is suitable for all ages and ideal for outdoor play.

The award is organised by the CaSCo project, an EU project coordinated by Climate Alliance to raise awareness of the use of regional wood.

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