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2011-11-03 10:00:00

ROSWELL, Ga., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Professional is making a $10,000 donation to The Nature Conservancy to support sustainable forest management in Canada's Boreal Forest in honor of xpedx, one of its distributors. Of all of its distributors, the xpedx branch in Harrisburg, Pa., sold the most Kimberly-Clark Professional Forest Stewardship Council(TM) (FSC) certified products to its customers during the first full year that these products were available (2010)....

2011-10-29 07:00:00

El Injerto, Parque Natural Ixpanpajul, Empresa Comunitaria de Servicios del Bosque -Forescom-, and PANI-FRESH are the companies to which AGEXPORT presented with an award that recognizes them for their innovation and contribution to social and economical development in Guatemala through their exporting activities. October 2011. (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 The highest award, National Award for Exporters, was presented by AGEXPORT in the presence of over one thousand persons, including national...

2011-10-10 12:27:00

DALLAS, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) today announced it is the first U.S. tissue maker to offer branded consumer tissue products that meet the rigorous sustainable sourcing requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Kimberly-Clark's Kleenex brand facial tissue and Scott Naturals brand products sold in North America now include fiber sourced from suppliers who have been independently certified to follow the highest standards in forestry...

2011-10-05 07:51:00

As LEED 2012 considers lower standards, award winners push green envelope TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) announced today at Greenbuild the best commercial and residential buildings of 2011, based on innovative uses of FSC-certified wood products. At a time when the US Green Building Council is considering dramatically lower standards for wood in their flagship LEED program, the award-winning projects show that use of FSC-certified wood...

2011-10-04 08:00:00

ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 4, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Professional today announced a major step forward in the company's sustainability efforts through the expanded independent, third-party certification of Kimberly-Clark Professional products by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and EcoLogo. FSC chain-of-custody certification has been expanded to the broad majority of Kimberly-Clark Professional tissue and towel products. FSC is an international, non-governmental organization...

2011-09-29 16:49:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) welcomes a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) summarizing scientific findings that support the environmental and economic benefits of using wood in green building construction. In a news release today announcing the study, the USDA stated: "Sustainability of forest products can be verified using any credible third-party rating system, such...

2011-09-14 12:00:00

ISSAQUAH, Wash., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first zero-energy, carbon neutral multifamily community in the United States is now open, demonstrating that cutting-edge environmental building technologies are not only possible - but also scalable - for mainstream housing production. Located in Issaquah, Wash., zHome's 10 townhomes use zero net energy; 70 percent less water; nearly 80 percent Forest Stewardship Council certified wood; healthy, low-toxicity materials; and...

2011-09-13 07:45:00

ForestEthics: Seven More Brands Distance Themselves from 'Sustainable Forestry Initiative' SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another group of Fortune 500 companies has joined a growing corporate movement against the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), a controversial industry-sponsored 'eco-label' that greenwashes environmentally damaging products. The trend began in March when seven other prominent brands, including Allstate, Office Depot and United Stationers...

2011-09-06 16:46:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - AbitibiBowater (NYSE: ABH) (TSX: ABH) announced today that it has received Forest Stewardship Council(®) (FSC) certification for the Black Spruce and Dog River-Matawin Forest areas, north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. This area covers approximately 2.5 million hectares of forest stretching from Lake Nipigon to Quetico Provincial Park. "This certification represents a major increase in the amount of forest AbitibiBowater now manages...

2011-08-04 17:15:00

Already a Leader in Offering Environmentally and Socially Responsible Products, Domtar Will Increase Its Annual Sales of FSC-Certified Paper by More Than 150,000 Tons TICKER SYMBOL (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) MONTREAL, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Marking a new milestone in environmental responsibility, Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) announced today a broad expansion of its paper products that are certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council(TM)...