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My local wood: material with the feelgood 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 be-cause each tree stores the greenhouse gas C02. Short transport distances and a regional processing chain also contribute to the preservation of the climate. The shorter the supply chain the less emis-sions 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 disigns 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´s it about to live in a wooden house or to create or use a wooden piece of art?

To participate you just need to take a short smartphone video (max. 3 minutes) and send it to us the latest by 15 January 2020. Afterwards we will promote it on the CaSCo youtube channel. The videos with the most clicks and likes will be the winning ones.


We are happy to answer any of your questions and support you, so don´t hesitate to contact us!

 

By participating in the award, all participants agree that their submitted videos will be promoted and published by the CaSCo project.