Cork Forest Conservation Alliance (CFCA)
565 Oxford Street
OR 97302 Salem
Contact person: Patrick Spencer
- Environmental organization
- Environmental project
- Educational policy/project
- Volunteers are welcome.
The Cork Forest Conservation Alliance (CFCA), a nonprofit, charitable organization, campaigns globally for the protection and preservation of the Mediterranean cork forests, its inhabitants and biodiversity, through education, direct action, and partnerships with communities, businesses and governments.
We believe that teaching and promoting sustainability is the best way to systematically approach and solve the many complex environmental challenges facing society today.
Cork Re-Harvest is the leading national nonprofit recycling organization focused solely on recycling natural cork. Founded in 2008, Cork ReHarvest has led the cork recycling movement in the US and Canada, helping to collect and recycle some of the 13 billion natural corks that are produced each year. Equally important is its work to educate the public about the vital importance that the Mediterranean cork forests have to the world´s ecological balance. Due to the scope of our organization´s expanding efforts focused on cork forest conservation, we have recently changed our name from Cork ReHarvest to the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance (CFCA). We will continue to use Cork ReHarvest as the name of our global cork recycling program.
To meet our goals, we work with businesses, communities, colleges and government agencies to help support our efforts to save this remarkable natural resource.
What We Do
• We speak for the cork forests, the people, plants and animals that inhabit them and who depend on those forests for their survival.
• Our education efforts focus on the ecological importance of the Mediterranean cork forests, sustainable harvesting practices and the priceless co-evolutionary relationship between people and nature.
• Cork ReHarvest is a viable collection and recycling program. We work with our partners to collect the corks before they reach the landfills. However, collecting the cork is not enough. Doing so without increasing its carbon footprint is our major goal.
• This program also helps to educate the public about the negative environmental impact that screw caps and plastic closures have to our planet.
• We work with new businesses that recycle cork to develop carbon neutral processes for manufacturing and shipping of the up-cycled cork.
• The "Real Cork Inside" TM certification program was developed to help wineries let consumers know that they have committed to using natural cork to close their wines.
• Environmental Business Development
Patrick Spencer is the Director of the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance (CFCA).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.