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2011-09-13 07:45:00

ForestEthics: Seven More Brands Distance Themselves from 'Sustainable Forestry Initiative' SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another group of Fortune 500 companies has joined a growing corporate movement against the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), a controversial industry-sponsored 'eco-label' that greenwashes environmentally damaging products. The trend began in March when seven other prominent brands, including Allstate, Office Depot and United Stationers...

2011-09-06 16:46:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - AbitibiBowater (NYSE: ABH) (TSX: ABH) announced today that it has received Forest Stewardship Council(®) (FSC) certification for the Black Spruce and Dog River-Matawin Forest areas, north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. This area covers approximately 2.5 million hectares of forest stretching from Lake Nipigon to Quetico Provincial Park. "This certification represents a major increase in the amount of forest AbitibiBowater now manages...

2011-08-02 00:00:29

Dovetail Partners summarizes peer-reviewed research that shows well-managed forests better than carbon neutral. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 A new report from Dovetail Partners evaluates the life cycle impacts of forest management and bioenergy. The report reviews new research findings addressing the potential role of forests in bioenergy development in the context of sustainable forest management. "A comprehensive review of research conducted over the past decade reveals...

2011-06-29 22:18:00

US Delegation Promotes High Standards for Global Forest Products Marketplace KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a broad delegation representing US interests, members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) are meeting this week in Malaysia to negotiate standards that are applied to 350 million acres of certified forestland and 20,000 certified companies, including nearly 140 million acres and 4,800 companies in North America. Motions being addressed...

2011-06-21 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) launched a pilot project today to help bioenergy companies in the United States support responsible forest management through their procurement of woody biomass. The joint effort reflects the recognition by both organizations that the bioenergy industry provides new market opportunities for forest landowners and managers, but...

2011-06-20 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) has awarded a total of $35,200 in grants to nine community-based projects to support forestry education activities and green building for low-income families. The projects are an extension of the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program, which has committed more than $1 million to date to help build knowledge, support landowner outreach,...

2011-06-07 15:19:12

New data on 33 countries holding bulk of world's tropical forests suggest forces driving preservation could lose to those favoring destruction A comprehensive assessment of tropical forest management reports a 50 percent increase in the area of tropical forest under sustainable management in just five years, but cautions that key drivers of that increase"”growing demand for certified timber and funding for climate change initiatives"”could have only a marginal impact in the...

2011-06-07 10:07:00

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Time Inc., Hearst Enterprises, National Geographic Society, Verso Paper Corp. and Sappi Fine Paper North America are building on the success of a recent pilot project to make forest certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) (SFI(®)) standard more accessible to medium-sized landowners in Maine. "SFI Inc. welcomes and values this strategic partnership - it is truly a testament to...

2011-06-06 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York program of the National Audubon Society has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant to build a stronger link between bird conservation and forest management along the Atlantic Flyway. "This SFI grant will help us develop a communications and outreach program for foresters, forest landowners and SFI-certified mills in New York State, and transfer our knowledge...

2011-06-03 05:00:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Against the backdrop of the June 5th United Nations' World Environment Day, environmental leader Carrier Corp. announced it will switch to using post-consumer recycled paper content in all of its U.S. locations. Post-consumer recycled paper is created from paper that has served its intended use and would otherwise be disposed of in a landfill or incinerator. This change at Carrier is projected to save over 600 tons of wood or 4,000 trees and...