Dovetail Partners’ Executive Director Joins the Board of the Sustainable Furnishings Council

(Minneapolis, MN) – Ms. Kathryn Fernholz, Executive Director of Dovetail Partners, has joined the Board of Directors for the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

 

“We are excited to have Kathryn join our board and the knowledge and experience she brings from the forest sector will help with meeting our member’s goals of understanding the environmental footprint of furnishings and how that footprint can be improved,” said Jeff Hiller, a founding Board Member and current President of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

 

The Sustainable Furnishings Council promotes sustainable practices among manufacturers, retailers, and consumers alike.  SFC members 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.

 

Kathryn is a forester by training and has worked on development and forest management issues in a range of roles. Her background includes work with natural resource inventories, comprehensive planning, environmental impact assessments and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Kathryn is also an experienced forest certification lead auditor.

 

“I will aim to contribute my knowledge of forests and forest resources to the work of the SFC, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to support the SFC and directly engage with the interests of their staff, members and other board members,” said Fernholz.

 

Kathryn has been a leader in the forest sector through her service as Chair of the Minnesota Society of American Foresters and her appointment to the Minnesota Forest Resources Council.  Kathryn currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, the Forest Guild, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Alumni Society.

 

The SFC added three additional new board members:

- Mitchell Gold, co-founder of design-oriented upholstery manufacturer and retailer Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams
Peggy Burns , owner of Circle Furniture in Acton, Mass.
Mary Jane Grigsby , American Society of Interior Designers Fellow and president-elect of the National Council of Interior Design Qualification.

 

SFC members support the triple bottom line 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.

 

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About Dovetail Partners
Dovetail Partners is a not-for-profit organization that provides authoritative information about the impacts and trade-offs of environmental decisions, including consumption choices, land use, and policy alternatives. 
http://www.dovetailinc.org/

 

About the Sustainable Furnishings Council
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.
http://www.sustainablefurnishings.org