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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...

2009-04-22 08:45:00

TICKER SYMBOL UFS (NYSE, TSX) MONTREAL, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX: UFS) announced today that it has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification at four more of its paper mills. Its coated groundwood mill in Columbus, MS, and uncoated freesheet mills in Hawesville, KY, Kingsport, TN, and Marlboro (Bennettsville), SC are now FSC-certified. The number of FSC-certified Domtar sites now exceeds 40, and includes 11 paper mills,...

2009-04-20 08:00:00

(EARTH DAY NEWS FEATURE IDEA) SAN LEANDRO and LINCOLN, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- To reduce carbon emissions, fight global warming and protect vanishing bird habitat, San Leandro, Calif.-based Rogers Family Company (http://www.rogersfamilyco.com) - a nationwide producer of "responsibly grown" gourmet coffee - announced it will plant a native rainforest tree at its own organic coffee farms for the next 100 years for anyone who joins its online "coffee Clubs." From now through 'Earth...

2009-04-19 23:00:00

Collaboration with the Rainforest Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Demonstrate Solid Progress in Sustainable Sourcing of Key Agricultural Commodities NORTHFIELD, Ill., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) has reached two important achievements that progress sustainability within its agricultural supply chain. Last year, the company increased its year-over-year purchase of coffee beans from Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) farms by 50 percent,...

2009-04-14 07:45:00

First U.S. Based Juice Made with Certified Sustainably Grown Bananas AZUSA, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to strengthen responsible and sustainable procurement practices, Naked(R) Juice today announced that it is collaborating with the Rainforest Alliance, an international nonprofit organization working to ensure sustainable livelihoods for people while protecting wildlife and the environment. Naked Juice becomes the first U.S. based juice company to team up with...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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