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2014-04-25 12:27:41

Environmental WatchDog Exposes 3M's Environmentally Destructive Practices MINNEAPOLIS, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, leading environmental watchdog, ForestEthics, released a detailed expose and series of infographics exposing 3M Company's environmental destruction worldwide. 3M does not provide chain-of-custody sourcing information for any of its products. In order to discover the truth behind 3M's practices, ForestEthics invested hundreds of hours researching the sourcing...

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...

2014-04-16 16:23:18

Serving Responsible Forestry Sunny Side Up WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has selected to package the official 2014 White House Easter Egg in a gift box made from paperboard certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75706 "We are thrilled to be involved once again with this annual American tradition," said Kathy Abusow,...

2014-04-15 16:21:59

ROSEBURG, Ore., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Communities for Healthy Forests, Inc. (CHF), with support from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, Inc. (SFI®), held a ceremony celebrating the restoration of the Douglas Complex fire devastation area. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73275 The Douglas Complex wildfires gripped the State of Oregon in August of 2013, threatening homes, and forcing evacuations and road closures. Approximately 3,000...

2014-03-31 20:20:39

--SFI Forest Partners® Program Gaining Significant Traction Towards its 2014 Certification Goal-- WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, over 600,000 acres of timberland managed by Timberland Investment Resources, LLC (TIR) have been certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) standard. TIR's investment footprint spans 14 states, with a significant presence in the southeastern U.S. Their certification builds on the SFI Forest Partners®...

2014-03-04 12:28:03

VANCOUVER, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vancouver's NSDA Architects is the winner of the first Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Award, handed out Monday, March 3(rd) as part of the 10(th) annual Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards. The architectural firm is being recognized for its innovative use of wood certified to the SFI Standard in the new Kordyban Lodge, a Canadian Cancer Society care facility located in Prince George, BC. "It's an honour to receive this...

2014-02-19 12:22:57

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. is pleased to announce that over half a million acres of timberland owned by The St. Joe Company have recently been certified to the SFI Standard. The majority of the timberlands are located in Northwest Florida and have become a proof point for responsible forest management certification to the SFI Standard. St. Joe's SFI certification is part of the SFI Forest Partners® Program....

2014-02-06 08:23:43

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an agreement of support between the two organizations, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc., and Habitat for Humanity International have signed an MOU and pledged to expand the cooperation between the two groups by encouraging the use of wood products certified to the SFI Standard on Habitat construction sites. "SFI and Habitat for Humanity International share common values: an equally strong commitment to...

2014-01-29 08:23:22

Rating reflects nonprofit's mission PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Building Initiative(TM) (GBI) has awarded its second-highest rating of three Green Globes® to the new Washington, DC headquarters of the American Forest Foundation (AFF) for its environmentally-focused design and construction. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/PH54725-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/PH54725-b ) A nonprofit, AFF tapped the Green...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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