The Rainforest Alliance oversees two programs that certify forest-friendly products.
- SmartWood - excellent source for finding certified wood products like mulch, brooms, cabinets, fencing, flooring, furniture, lumber and much more. www.smartwood.org
- ECO-O.K. - you can find forest-friendly versions of coffee, orange juice and banana products. Their certification standards forbid deforestation, protect biodiversity, and promote worker welfare. www.rainforest-alliance.org
Conservation International creates alternatives to deforestation by developing forest-friendly projects with native communities. Projects include:
- Conservation Coffee - works with farmers to grow coffee in the shade of the forest canopy, thus protecting the forests, streams and wildlife. www.conservation.org/coffee
- Wild-Harvest Products Showcase - nuts, clothing, jewelry, candles, bath and body products are all forest-friendly items at the showcase.