Events were organised at almost 200 locations, with FSC Friday being promoted over 200 additional locations (libraries, Forestry Commission England sites, Natural Resources Wales sites, Forestry Commission Scotland sites…). There was a noticeable increase from previous years in the promotion of FSC Friday through social media.
Many certified businesses used the day as an opportunity to increase internal staff awareness of FSC, with FSC themed coffee breaks, quizzes and presentations. Others promoted FSC to their customer base through discounts on FSC products and informational displays.
Schools celebrated in many different ways, from tree planting, outdoor/forest-based activities, the official opening of a woodland area, dressing in green, making forest pledges, school assemblies and lessons on forest management. For some schools, FSC Friday ties in with their status as an eco-school. Many schools took part in our competitions. Four UK schools were twinned with three schools in Russia to correspond using FSC certified postcards.
We are very grateful for the support with resources provided by a number of companies. Discounts on FSC Friday resource material was provided by Pepper Communications (printed materials) and HH Reeds Printers (banners), with the following organisations kindly providing free resources: Premier Paper, Heritage Envelopes and VP Packaging (padded envelopes). Cuprinol’s on-going support was also appreciated.
FSC Friday Awards
Camilla Hair and SCA
Award: Outstanding Contribution to FSC Friday
Board24's celebrations were highly original and enthusiastic, and included a forest made from cardboard! For more information, please click here.
Moorland Primary School
© Moorland Primary SchoolAward: Best FSC Friday Photo
Moorland Primary School's photo showing an FSC Friday assembly performed by Year 5 pupils really conveys the spirit of FSC Friday! For more information, please click here.
Westbridge Furniture Designs Ltd
Pat Freeman and the Cubicle Centre
6th Lochaber Beaver and Cub Scout Group
Award: Best FSC Friday Cake - Runner Up
We were sent 34 photos of scrumptious creations! For more information, please click here.
FSC Friday events were held by...
- FSC certified businesses - a list of those that celebrated can be seen here
- Schools - more information can be seen here
- Scouting and Guiding groups - more information can be seen here
Events and locations of FSC Friday 2013 events around the UK can be seen on the map below!
View FSC Friday Events 2013 in a larger map