HIGH POINT, N.C.–The American Home Furnishings Alliance will participate in a series of educational seminars on environmental topics sponsored by Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. during the High Point Market that runs from April 7 to 13.
The seminars, free for all marketgoers, will be held on the top floor of the Suites at Market Square, next to the EcoStyle Pavilion. AHFA will offer two “More at Four,” sessions from 4 to 5 p.m.: one on Monday, April 7, and one on Wednesday, April 9.
Monday’s presentation, “Small Steps Make a Big Impact,” will provide an overview of AHFA’s Sustainable by Design certification program.
The Wednesday, April 9, session will tackle the thorny issues of wood certification, the availability of certified lumber for furniture production, and the AHFA’s rationale for recognizing multiple lumber certification programs. “The Search for Certified Wood: A Sensible Solution” will feature AHFA’s Vice President Bill Perdue along with Tom Inman, president of the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc., which recently introduced the “Appalachian Hardwood Verified Sustainable” program.
The sessions will augment breakfast and lunch seminars offered by the Sustainable Furniture Council on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.