In cooperation with the Association for the Protection of Wood of Slovenia and support of the Slovenian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, and Research Institute Innorenew Coe, Cankarjev dom – CD Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana will host the 12th edition of the exhibition Charm of Wood (Čar lesa). The beloved and popular Slovenian exhibition promotes wood and wood products, with a focus on raising consumer awareness of the sustainable aspect of wood use and promoting the recycle and use of wooden products.
Last year, the exhibition was set in the Grand Reception Hall of the Cankarjev dom set between the 13th and 18th of May. In addition to the exhibition, the organizers annually prepare an accompanying programme full of expert consultations and roundtable discussion on wood and lectures and workshops for children. Due to Covid19 restrictions, the dates of the exhibition were moved a few months further. Cankarjev dom, the main Slovenian congress centre, will thus, host the exhibition between the 31st of August and 8th of September 2020.
Organizer of the exhibition, the Association for the Protection of Wood of Slovenia, wants to emphasize through the exhibition Charm of the Wood, how the wood processing and the use of wood products are essential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, and can greatly contribute to the normalisation of the climate.
»In the future it will not be important how to produce as much as energy as possible, but rather how to build facilities and produce products with less energy and green house emissions (40% to 50% of all energy is used in construction).« Wood production uses much less energy than products made of fossil materials, thus, the emission of greenhouse gases is much lower. Thus, more use of wood aids in sustainable future.