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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...

2011-08-04 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...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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