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Regional wood utilisation – winner videos have been decided

Regional wood utilisation has been the topic of the CaSCo Video Award. For six weeks, all interested parties could vote for the best videos on Youtube. Now the winners have been decided: From Italy, the video The Magical World of Wood by Erica Zucalli, Federico Ambrogio, Maurizio Zucalli and Anita Zucalli won as it was the Italian video with the most likes and clicks. On the Slovenian side, the High School for Wood Technology and Forestry Maribor won with the video Local Wood.

Congratulations to the winners! The winners can look forward to a wooden game of skill, each of which is produced by a joinery from their region.

Within the scope of the contest, a total of 14 videos were sent in, all of which deal with the impact and benefits of local wood.

See the videos on  CaSCo Youtube Channel and CaSCo Video Award 2020 Youtube Channel

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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?

All participating videos are promoted on the CaSCo youtube channel. The videos with the most clicks and likes will be winning one of our wooden gifts (see info sheet for more information).