| ¡ an activity of locally consuming locally produced timber
an activity of locally consuming locally produced timber gEat locally harvested foodh, gProduce products using locally produced materialsh---- these are slogans often made in order to activate local resource recycling and economy. Local timber is also being promoted to be consumed locally by many local governments and organizations for the purpose of conserving local mountains then reinvigorating local forestry by using local timber. gBuild with locally harvested timberh, gUse locally harvested timberh, gBuild a house using timber from nearby mountainsh, ga house made with locally harvested timberh, ga house made with prefectural timberh, ga house made with local timberh-----naming slogans as they like, more than 500 organizations/groups are encouraging to build houses using local timber. Forestry Ministry is also supporting these kinds of activities with a gproject to support to build houses with identifiable timber.h A website, gDatabase for building houses with identifiable timberh, operated by the Japan Housing and Wood Technology Center, is a center of information for the above groups.
Activities of glocal production, Local consumptionh, represented by building houses with local timber, have many merits, such as succession of local traditions and culture, recycling of wooden resources in small area, preservation of local nature, and activation on local industries. For those who live in urban area, however, who are usually used to mass-produced, flat-rate, and low-cost commodities, to appreciate these merits of glocal production, Local consumptionh would require certain time and experience. One of the purposes of Woodmiles is to quantify the ecological aspect of local timber then to appeal clearly to common consumers.