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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)...

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...

2011-06-14 05:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoppers seeking out ethically-sourced foods have two new tasty products to enjoy at Whole Foods Market®: EARTH University frozen pineapples and bananas. By purchasing these frozen fruits, shoppers will be supporting EARTH University, which is preparing young leaders in sustainable agriculture, ethical entrepreneurship and community development. The majority of EARTH's students come from poor, rural communities in the tropics,...

2011-06-09 12:20:00

Huatulco Becomes The First Destination in the World to Receive EarthCheck Gold Certification HUATULCO, Mexico, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The coastal paradise, Huatulco in southern Mexico, became the first destination in the world to receive EarthCheck's Gold certification, in yet another display of Mexico's sustainable tourism credentials. Previously, EarthCheck awarded Gold certification only to facilities such as resorts, and not communities such as Huatulco. Huatulco...

2011-06-09 07:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Innova Market Insights reveals that new food products with an ethical or premium positioning are on the rise despite the difficult economic situation. New data shows that consumers, while pinching pennies elsewhere, are readily snatching up value-added products positioned on ethical platforms. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110609/NE17057) As a percentage of total US launches, new food products with an ethical positioning, grew...

2011-05-25 08:00:00

CHICAGO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiquita Brands International (NYSE: CQB), a company known for its fresh and healthy food products, and Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, an agency known for its strategic positioning as a "Future Creator," jointly announced that their partnership thus far in launching Chiquita's new crushed-fruit snack has been extremely fruitful. The initiative - meant to acknowledge and reward women for doing good both by choosing Chiquita's healthy crushed-fruit snack and...

2011-05-12 00:00:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) today announced expanded sustainability goals and highlighted progress against its focus areas. The company's new goals - now including the Cadbury and LU businesses acquired since 2007 -build upon previous success around energy, carbon dioxide, water, waste and packaging reductions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090420/KRAFTLOGO) For the 2010-2015 timeframe, Kraft Foods has added transportation and...

2011-05-11 11:32:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico will be recognized by the Rainforest Alliance at their upcoming gala dinner and awards ceremony in New York on May 11 for its achievements of sustainable tourism in the Mayakoba region and forestry practices of the Mexican government. "We would like to congratulate Mayakoba Tourism Development and its three hotels for the recognition they have received from the Rainforest Alliance," said Gloria Guevara Manzo, the Secretary of Tourism for...

2011-05-11 10:30:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the Rainforest Alliance, an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that seeks to promote worldwide social and environmental responsibility, Suzano Papel e Celulose is hosting a cocktail reception for attendees of the 2011 Rainforest Alliance Gala Dinner on May 11th at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. During the event, the Rainforest Alliance will recognize the achievements made by conservationists,...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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