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Sustainable Furnishings Council

Suites At Market Square - T-929, Top Floor

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The Sustainable Furnishings Council is a non-profit balanced coalition of industry players founded at High Point, NC in October 2006 to promote sustainable practices among manufacturers, retailers, and consumers alike.

The SFC recognizes the overwhelming scientific consensus that our world is experiencing dangerous global climate change. SFC members acknowledge the tremendous urgency, and take immediate steps to minimize carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants, un-recyclable content and primary materials from unsustainable sources from any product platform under their control. SFC members utilize Life Cycle Assessment as the best method for analyzing the environmental impact of their products, and a verifiable chain of custody as the only acceptable method for tracking wood flow. SFC members support the triple bottom line of PEOPLE - PLANET - PROFITS and lead the industry in developing awareness of best practices throughout their supply chains. Members accomplish this goal by increasing their purchases from suppliers that show continual improvement toward meeting our high standards.

Our goals are as follows:
To raise awareness of the sustainability issue
To assist companies in adopting good practices
To serve as an information clearing house
To create a symbol of assurance for consumers

3pm - 4pm, April 13

SELLINGreen, Greenington Style


Greenington Showroom: IHFC Building, 5th Floor, H517

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Learn the many ways in which SFC's Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture makes SELLINGreen easy, with a profound commitment to people as well as plant and profit. This CEU answers the questions most commonly asked by customers, in simple and compelling ways, helping you build your business: What’s the difference between green and sustainable? Who’s interested, and when will they start asking for it? How much are they willing to pay? Why should you act now, and can it make a difference? Learn how to initiate, advance and close a sustainable sale among ordinary customers.

4pm - 5pm, April 15

SFC's #GetYourGreenOn Interior Design Competition, A Conversation with the 2017 Winners


Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Co-Sponsored by Sustainable Furnishings Council and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Join a vibrant discussion with the winners of SFC's 2017 #GetYourGreenOn Interior Design competition. Learn what it took for them to win - asking, "What's it made of?" and using product from a variety of SFC manufacturer members - and also how they have built their businesses with a green tinge. Katherine Snedeker, The Arrangement, (grand prize winner), along with Kirsten Flynn, Sustainable Home, Jessica Garcia, Des-Syn, and Sean Sullivan, Group Marketing Director and Associate Publisher, Hearst Design Group. Moderated by Julie Smith-Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. Register at https://sustainablefurnishings.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=360

Al Gore Inspires SFC

2016 Celebrating 10 years

SFC TEN Years, vol. 3

SFC TEN Years, Vol. 2

SFC TEN Years, vol. 1