As far as I know you can’t get these in Australia – only via one of three on-line shops. Venture boards are handcrafted in Silverton, Colorado. They use only “sustainably harvested’ wood – no old growth – for the cores, which are certified under the FSC – Forest Stewardship Council – system. Sadly, not even the FSC is perfect, there are a range of criticisms of this independent certification scheme (see FSC Watch ) but it is certainly better than many non certified logging operations and at least allows for community input and protects old growth.
The workshop itself uses 100% wind power since 2004. “Using this sustainable alternative energy source supports our conservation ethic and helps reduce our output of the greenhouse gases that lead to global warming”.
[model shown is the Zephyr].
For some extra details on their approach to conservation, check here.
For details on dealers check here.