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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...

2009-04-10 08:09:59

U.S. candymaker Mars said it would take a step toward sustainable agriculture, a move to ensure supply and political sympathy, an industry analyst said. Mars said that, starting with the Galaxy chocolate bar favored in Britain and Ireland, it would include a seal of approval from a New York non-profit group called Rainforest Alliance, The Washington Post reported Friday. The seal indicates the cocoa comes from farmers who meet certain labor and environmental standards. Mars said the move...

2009-03-30 08:15:00

SILVER SPRING, Md. and NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carbonfund.org's Tensas National Wildlife Refuge Reforestation Project in Louisiana has become the first reforestation carbon offset project in North America to achieve dual validation by the Rainforest Alliance to the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) as well as the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards with Gold Distinction. Over 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions will be sequestered from the...

2009-03-19 09:18:00

Audit Cites Public Involvement, Forestry Conservation Efforts HARRISBURG, Pa., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Forester Daniel Devlin today applauded an independent environmental review team's decision to again certify state forestlands as well managed, noting the decision affirms the state's efforts to conserve these resources and ensure their long-term health and sustainability. "We take pride in managing our...

2008-12-05 09:00:00

ALTADENA, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- BabySlingSite.com has a green philosophy when it comes to business and the environment. Natural products, a commitment to the environment, and a dedication to charitable giving via profit-sharing with The Rainforest Alliance make this ecommerce store stand out as a good eco-citizen. BabySlingSite.com sells a wide variety of baby slings, a comfortable and nurturing method of carrying your child. Slings let parents carry their children right...


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  • To talk saucily.
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