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2011-07-27 09:35:00

NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic Inc., the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced that continued progress has been made toward the company-wide goal of strengthening its sustainable paper procurement practices and increasing the percentage of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and post-consumer waste (PCW) recycled paper purchased. In January of 2008, Scholastic announced goals for 2012 to increase its purchase of FSC-certified...

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...

2011-06-29 06:00:00

WASHINGTON and DALLAS, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests. Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in select countries. The participation scope now...

2011-06-20 16:00:00

CINCINNATI, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Formica Corporation's high pressure decorative laminates are now available with full Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certification at no additional charge. FSC-certified Formica® Brand Laminate joins the recently unveiled e Series Solid Surfacing by Formica Group, the first major branded solid surfacing to contain post-consumer recycled content, as the latest surfacing options on the market designed to minimize...

2011-06-14 09:30:00

New Tool Shares Environmental and Social Impacts of Making Domtar Paper, Discloses Successes and Challenges TICKER SYMBOL (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) MONTREAL, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - A new environmental tool from Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) offers customers the ability to view the environmental impacts of specific paper grades, providing unmatched transparency among today's industry calculators.The online tool that we call the "Paper Trail" discloses what it takes to...

2011-06-09 10:50:00

JASPER, Ind., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As thousands of designers and facility managers prepare to descend upon Chicago, June 13 to 15, the Kimball® Office showroom, 325 N. Wells St., is ready to unveil a new "it" factor to the industry. Visitors can experience two industry-first achievements -- the new Villa(TM) lounge youth series, which tethers to the full-size version, and browse a casegoods portfolio 100 percent certified to the rigorous sustainability standards...

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...