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2011-08-03 07:05:00

OTTAWA, Canada, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Families and school children may soon breathe easier thanks to EcoLogo®, one of North America's most recognizable eco-labels and part of the UL global network. Today, the EcoLogo Program released its newly-revised environmental standard for hard surface cleaners that limits products containing asthmagens or chemicals known to trigger or aggravate asthma, a disease affecting 25 million Americans and one in 10 school-aged...

2011-07-18 08:00:00

Stop the War on the Poor Campaign Documents the Economic Harm and Environmental Mythology of the Forest Stewardship Council NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Forest Stewardship Council's public demonstration that it is the "gold-standard for responsible forest management" has been wrecked following the release of a bombshell report today by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), following the revelation of new research that finds FSC-labeled paper...

2011-07-13 14:31:58

Satellites can bring new transparency to how forests are being managed. With the increasing production of pulp, paper and timber products, there is concern over the effect that expanding plantations and logging in natural forests have on biodiversity and climate change. At the recent general assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, an ESA project team joined some 400 stakeholders to discuss how Earth observation services can be integrated into the FSC...

2011-07-07 07:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ForestEthics released its 2011 Green Grades Report Card, ranking a dozen U.S. Fortune 500 companies that impact forests through heavy paper use. Now in its 5th year, Green Grades has established itself as a key information source for consumers and companies seeking to match environmental values with paper purchasing and business decisions. This year Green Grades focuses on credit card, insurance and telecom companies - a group...

2011-06-29 22:18:00

US Delegation Promotes High Standards for Global Forest Products Marketplace KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a broad delegation representing US interests, members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) are meeting this week in Malaysia to negotiate standards that are applied to 350 million acres of certified forestland and 20,000 certified companies, including nearly 140 million acres and 4,800 companies in North America. Motions being addressed...

2011-06-22 03:00:00

LONDON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plantronics' Latest Office Wireless Headset, Savi(R) 740, First to Achieve TCO Certified Headsets 2 Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) is the first headset company to be certified for TCO Certified Headsets 2. The new certification, launched today, is awarded to headsets that are designed for maximum performance, usability and have minimal environmental impact. It builds on the foundations of the existing TCO'07...

2011-06-03 05:00:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Against the backdrop of the June 5th United Nations' World Environment Day, environmental leader Carrier Corp. announced it will switch to using post-consumer recycled paper content in all of its U.S. locations. Post-consumer recycled paper is created from paper that has served its intended use and would otherwise be disposed of in a landfill or incinerator. This change at Carrier is projected to save over 600 tons of wood or 4,000 trees and...

2011-05-20 06:00:00

NYBRO, Sweden, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The once degraded forests in the Curacautin Valley in Chile have now recovered sufficiently, after hard work over the last decades, to be able to help provide a sustainable living to the people in the area, based on fair trade and responsible forest management principles. Wooden floor maker Kahrs from Sweden is the first company in the world to support and purchase dual-labelled material from Chile that meets both FSC and Fairtrade certification...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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