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2009-11-16 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Wood Flooring Association has announced that it has formed the Forest Stewardship Council Procurement Group, whose mission is to explore, review and develop systems for private landowners to adopt FSC certification. FSC certification offers the highest assurance of environmental and social performance in the forest products industry. Demand for FSC-certified wood has increased dramatically during the past few years based on...

2009-10-29 10:19:00

ZURICH, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kraft Foods today announced a major step forward in its long-standing support of sustainable cocoa farming. Based on pioneering work started in 2005 in the Cote d'Ivoire, the company has launched the first mainstream chocolate products in Europe to carry the Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) seal. Additionally, it has committed to increase current purchases of cocoa beans from Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) farms ten-fold by the end of 2012,...

2009-10-20 13:49:00

COHOES, N.Y., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohawk Fine Papers is the latest company to resign from the United States Chamber of Commerce over climate policy. "We believe that our continued membership in an organization that vigorously opposes sensible climate change policies is detrimental to our position as a business leader with a strong record in the areas of environmental innovation and climate protection," says George F. Milner, Mohawk's Senior VP, Energy, Environmental, and...

2009-09-23 07:15:00

TICKER SYMBOL UFS (NYSE, TSX) MONTREAL, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX: UFS) announced today that it has marked a significant milestone with the sale of its millionth ton of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper. This achievement is a direct result of the commitment Domtar made nearly a decade ago to pursue FSC certification for all of its forests and facilities. Since the company's first FSC-certified ton was manufactured in 2002,...

2009-08-11 14:07:00

VANCOUVER, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") (http://www.carbonfriendly.com) is pleased to announce its wholly-owned subsidiary Global CO2 Reduction Inc. has initiated its Northern Ontario Pilot Project (the "Project"). CFS has completed planting 92,000 Jack pine seedlings on 40 hectares of land during stage one of its first North American reforestation project, in coordination with Trees for Clean Air (TFCA)....

2009-06-18 07:00:00

Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) Tea Products Become Available to U.S. Consumers; National Geographic Helps Tell Story NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Lipton Tea, an industry pioneer in sustainable agriculture practices and social responsibility, is undertaking a major expansion of its long term commitment to sustainability. Starting this spring, select Lipton Tea products bearing the Rainforest Alliance-certified seal will be available on grocery store shelves across the United States....

2009-06-16 06:00:00

NatureAir Announces Kids Fly Free Summer Program SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today NatureAir, the world's first voluntary carbon neutral airline, announced that families in pursuit of a great summer deal are getting their wish with the airline's kids fly free summer savings program. From June 15 through August 30, 2009 NatureAir is opening up its skies for children up to 11 years old to all destinations NatureAir flies in Costa Rica with the purchase of two adult round...

2009-06-02 15:00:00

CINCINNATI, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Distribution Business Management Association (DBMA), represented by 50 of the top global supply chain companies, granted Chiquita Brands International the 2009 Circle of Excellence Award, the Association's highest recognition for environmental protection and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The award was announced to the entire DBMA membership during the association's annual meeting on May 13, 2009. (Photo:...

2009-05-18 09:56:00

COHOES, N.Y., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. is now a featured supplier in Metafore, Inc.'s Environmental Paper Assessment Tool (EPAT). The EPAT, developed by Metafore, Inc. and the Paper Working Group, is a web-based evaluation tool that provides buyers and sellers of paper products a consistent language and framework to evaluate and select environmentally preferable paper. The EPAT was designed with the goal of making environmentally responsible paper more widely available...

2009-04-28 09:07:00

COHOES, N.Y., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. has been ranked as the number one Green-IT Organization for 2009 by IDG's Computerworld. For the second year in a row, Computerworld set out to identify organizations that are implementing smart, efficient strategies to achieve "Green-IT." Twenty-four companies were named by Computerworld as the top 12 Green-IT Users, and top 12 Green-IT Vendors. Mohawk Fine Papers was named #1 in the top 12 Green-IT Users category. "Smart...