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2013-02-21 12:22:32

OTTAWA, Ontario and WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew de Vries has joined the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) as Vice President, Conservation, Indigenous and Government Relations. He will oversee the SFI(®) conservation program in Canada and engage Native Americans, First Nations and Metis groups both in the development and use of the SFI standard. Andrew will also work with governments in Canada and Europe to ensure inclusive forest certification related...

2013-02-06 16:22:11

Nonprofit group supports sustainable forestry WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) (SFI(®)) announced today it will deliver up to $400,000 in 2013 to support research into responsible forestry practices through the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. Since 2010, SFI has awarded 33 grants totaling more than $1.32 million to support projects that promote sustainable forestry practices and engage...

2012-07-16 06:23:02

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute (WRI), a global development and environmental think tank, will receive a grant of $35,000 USD to research how forest certification standards can help protect American lakes and rivers, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) announced today. "This grant will help us identify the extent to which SFI-certified forest management can result in effective implementation of best management practices for...

2012-07-12 10:21:35

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) will receive a grant from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) to promote continuous improvement in water quality protection and assess how well best management practices (BMPs) are protecting water resources in the United States. "Thanks to SFI, as well as support from the U.S Forest Service, we will update our assessment of how states and territories are developing and...

2012-06-27 10:20:59

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources. The risk tool, a project of the Forest Legality Alliance, was partly funded by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®( )(SFI®) through its Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. The...

2012-06-26 06:22:02

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. has made substantial progress in safeguarding forests and the communities that rely on them today and for future generations, according to an External Review Panel. "The Future is Decided Now, SFI's Annual Progress report, demonstrates how procurement and policy decisions today affect North America's forests tomorrow. Our actions today - from individuals choosing wood or paper...

2012-05-29 10:21:57

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boy Scouts of America and Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) have signed a memorandum of mutual support agreeing to work together to demonstrate forest stewardship and environmental education for America's youth. "The purpose and mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare youth to become responsible, participating citizens and leaders," said Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America....

2012-04-12 06:22:26

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday SFI President & CEO Kathy Abusow sent a letter on the LEED Standard to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors and MR TAG members, urging them to "encourage USGBC to make a decision that supports the future of our forests" by recognizing "the value of all forest certification programs," including the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). The full letter is available here. Quoting from a...

2012-04-05 06:22:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth year in a row, the National Park Foundation has decided to package the official White House Easter Egg in a gift box made from paperboard certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120405/DC83033) "I am thrilled that the National Park Foundation chose to package their famous White House Easter Eggs in SFI-certified boxes," said SFI president and CEO Kathy Abusow....

2012-02-01 09:12:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) forest certification program is inviting applications for its highly successful Conservation and Community Partnerships Grants program, which is now in its third year and continues to support research and outreach on responsible forestry. "SFI Inc. has invested over $1.1 million in 24 projects since 2010," SFI President and CEO Kathy Abusow said today. "With the...