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2012-06-21 02:21:17

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Equator Initiative celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Equator Prize last night with a gala event at the Vivo Rio concert hall, as part of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Twenty-five local and indigenous groups earned distinctions for their outstanding contributions to sustainable development, leading campaigns that address central themes to the Rio+20 conference like food security, freshwater access, sustainable...

2012-06-13 02:28:24

TORONTO and MONTREAL, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are pleased to announce that Resolute has become the largest manager of Forest Stewardship Council(®) (FSC(®)) certified forests in the world. The Company recently certified 3.2 million hectares (7.9 million acres) of forestlands in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec to the FSC Boreal Standard. This certification raises the total area of...

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....

2012-04-25 10:26:04

Lexington, Ky., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Forest and Wood Certification has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification from Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120424/MM94369LOGO) The FSC is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging responsible management of the world's forests. FSC <dfn>certification</dfn> is a voluntary, market-based tool that supports responsible forest management...

2012-04-20 10:22:34

MONTREAL, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: ABH) (TSX: ABH) and National Envelope today announced a unique partnership that will provide customers with an expanded portfolio of solutions, including folio-size sheets using Resolute's innovative, high-yield, sustainable paper. This alliance is an integral part of both companies' continued emphasis on providing customers with industry-leading eco-friendly solutions. Resolute recently launched Align(TM), its...

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....

2012-04-03 02:24:56

BOSTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sappi Fine Paper North America today announced the release of eQ Journal 004, an in-depth, myth-busting look at sustainable forestry. Grounded in facts and science, this edition of eQ Journal presents how sustainable forestry protects air and water quality, supports biodiversity of plants and wildlife and results in healthier forests.<s> </s> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prn/20110728/MM43821LOGO ) This edition also challenges the...

2012-03-27 06:21:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today applauded results of an independent review team's study of state forestlands, noting its findings affirm the state's efforts to conserve these resources and ensure their long-term health through sound management. "This continued certification of our state forests is a reaffirmation of the pride we take in managing our state forest system for many...

2012-03-13 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Craig Blair, President and CEO of Resource Management Service LLC (RMS) has been elected to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) Board of Directors. "Our company was founded in 1950 by two foresters who shared a vision of the economic and environmental benefits sustainably managed private forests could provide to our nation," Blair said today. "I'm pleased to be able to continue that legacy as a member of...