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2014-09-17 16:22:20

MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - For consistently showing leadership on behalf of wetlands that support millions of ducks, geese and other wildlife, and partnering with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has won the SFI President's Award. DUC is demonstrating how to conserve wetlands while constructing resource roads, taking the initiative to promote the benefits of forest certification, encouraging community outreach, and providing valuable...

2014-09-17 12:22:50

MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sustainable forestry is helping improve wildlife habitat for grizzly bears and other species in Montana. The Montana Forest Restoration Committee is cooperating with a variety of groups to restore wildlife habitat in three national forests -- Bitterroot, Helena and Lolo. But bears are just part of the story. The committee guides forest restoration work to address wider ecological, economic and social needs, including community...

2014-09-15 16:23:30

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) has been recognized by BREEAM for its ability to allow the construction industry to responsibly source forest products. The announcement was made by BREEAM on September 12th. BREEAM - the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method - is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. Worldwide, there are more than a quarter of a...

2014-09-04 08:24:10

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A single mom and her three kids are part of a grassroots movement to turn downtown Greenwood, South Carolina into a more sustainable community with help from Habitat for Humanity and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI). Six months after today's groundbreaking ceremony, the new family will be moving into a brand new home on a site occupied for 11 years by an abandoned building. "This part of Greenwood is an up and...

2014-08-27 08:23:11

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) announces that its mill in Longview, WA, has now been certified according to both the SFI and PEFC chain-of-custody standards, the highest levels of sustainable forestry certifications available. Previously the Longview mill had been certified to the SFI fiber sourcing standard. KapStone's three other paper mills, five chip mills, and one sawmill are also certified to these same...

2014-06-05 08:22:38

SFI Annual Conference | September 16-18, 2014 | Montréal, Canada WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of Canadian Environment Week, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI®), today announced it will bring together stakeholders across a broad spectrum - from landowners to brand owners - to discuss and determine actions related to our most important issue globally - our forests. The SFI Annual Conference will be held September 16-18, 2014 in...

2014-05-20 08:23:24

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) announced today at Fortune Brainstorm Green that the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) is a recipient of a 2014 SFI Conservation and Community Partnership Grant to support African American forestland owners. Loss of ownership and asset value by African American forestland owners in the U.S. South has reached a critical level and traditional approaches to engaging...

2014-05-19 16:21:27

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. announced at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference today that it would provide eight community-based grant projects helping people -- especially youth -- get outside and reconnect with nature. The Fortune Brainstorm Green conference is the premier conference on business, sustainability, and green investing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140519/88954 "These grants are...

2014-05-01 16:25:12

OTTAWA, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - For just the second time in history, a forestry company has become a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). Thanks in part to a strategic partnership formed between the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, Inc. (SFI) and CCAB. As Western Canada's largest private timber and land-management company, TimberWest is proud to continue its commitment to forming valuable partnerships with Aboriginal business and communities. "Through the...

2014-04-21 12:23:14

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, Ontario, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI®) has awarded more than $400,000 to 10 conservation projects as part of its 2014 Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. These projects support efforts towards continuous improvement in sustainable forest management and forest conservation throughout North America. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140421/76800 "The 2014 conservation grant recipients...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'