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2011-05-18 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. progress report shows how the program goes beyond its rigorous forest certification standard to improve forest practices across North America through conservation research, community partnerships, logger training and landowner outreach. "No other third-party forest certification program in North America matches our broad scope," SFI President...

2011-05-11 11:32:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico will be recognized by the Rainforest Alliance at their upcoming gala dinner and awards ceremony in New York on May 11 for its achievements of sustainable tourism in the Mayakoba region and forestry practices of the Mexican government. "We would like to congratulate Mayakoba Tourism Development and its three hotels for the recognition they have received from the Rainforest Alliance," said Gloria Guevara Manzo, the Secretary of Tourism for...

2011-05-11 10:30:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the Rainforest Alliance, an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that seeks to promote worldwide social and environmental responsibility, Suzano Papel e Celulose is hosting a cocktail reception for attendees of the 2011 Rainforest Alliance Gala Dinner on May 11th at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. During the event, the Rainforest Alliance will recognize the achievements made by conservationists,...

2011-05-09 10:00:00

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy of Canada has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant to support protection of bat populations in southern British Columbia. The grant enables research to document the locations and health of bat habitat, which will in turn assist conservationists in taking greater measures to protect this sensitive species. The project will receive a...

2011-05-05 13:40:00

May 11 Award Ceremony Honors Achievements in Sustainable Forestry, Agriculture, and Tourism and Climate Change TICKER SYMBOL (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) MONTREAL, May 5 /PRNewswire/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) - Continuing its work with the Rainforest Alliance to help promote sustainability, Domtar announced today it will co-sponsor the Rainforest Alliance 2011 Annual Gala. The environmental group's 20th annual dinner and award ceremony May 11 in New York City will...

2011-04-25 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The gift box for the White House Easter Egg has been made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) (SFI(®)) chain of custody certified paperboard. This is the third consecutive year that SFI products have been used for the White House Easter Egg gift box. The National Park Foundation sells the souvenir egg to benefit the White House Easter Egg Roll. The souvenir eggs are sold online at...

2011-04-21 15:40:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced the opening of a 30-day public comment period limited to a technical appendix to the Northern Spotted Owl Draft Revised Recovery Plan released last fall. Forest landowners and mill owners expressed disappointment at the Service's failure to release other aspects of the current draft plan and skepticism about the time allowed. Further public review is sorely needed in light of the...

2011-04-21 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House has again selected egg packaging made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) chain of custody certified paperboard for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This is the third consecutive year that the White House has chosen SFI products. This year's Easter Egg Roll is set for April 25th with the theme "Get Up and Go!" promoting health and wellness. "SFI is thrilled, yet...

2011-04-12 09:03:00

SFI Says Get the Facts, Ignore Pressure Tactics WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a guest column ("What to Do When ForestEthics Comes Knocking?") posted on GreenBiz.com, Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) President and CEO Kathy Abusow writes that ForestEthics' "pressure tactics" on companies are "undermining not just SFI, but all of the valued forest certification programs," which "could have unintended consequences for...

2011-04-08 14:54:00

ATLANTA, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caraustar Industries, Inc., one of North America's largest producers of uncoated recycled boxboard, announced today that it has achieved certification to the Forest Stewardship Council(TM) Chain of Custody Standard for its Sweetwater Paperboard Mill in Austell, GA. This certification supports the continuation of sustainable fiber sourcing as the mill produces a 100% recycled paperboard product. The mill produces a variety of grades and serves major...