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2009-07-25 11:36:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 70 cyclists in the 2009 STIHL Tour des Trees planted trees along a 500-mile route beginning in New York City's Central Park and winding across the Northeast. Riders from across the world have so far raised a total of $373,543 during this year's tour, July 19-25, to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. Donations are accepted through August 15. Cyclists of all ages and abilities rode with the mission to raise money...

2009-02-04 14:16:00

Leader in outdoor power equipment takes lead role in America's largest fundraising event for tree research VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading outdoor power equipment manufacturer STIHL Inc. announced today it will be the title sponsor of this year's Tour des Trees, a cross-country cycling and education event to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. The event is America's largest fundraiser to improve the care of trees through research and education....

2008-11-04 09:00:13

TORONTO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Givex, a global provider of closed loop card technologies including gift, loyalty and other stored value programs announced today the successful planting of 2,500 trees in British Columbia by Tree Canada as part of Givex's reforestation program. Under the program, trees are planted with every card order, helping clients offset carbon emissions created through card production. This round of planting was carried out with the cooperation of the Kamloops Indian...

2008-10-15 15:00:12

Mitratech, a leading provider of software solutions for organizations to manage matters, risks, and ensure compliance, today announced the launch of its "Go Green" initiative, encouraging legal organizations to reduce unnecessary paper usage and waste using CSM. CSM enables legal organizations to operate with greater environmental responsibility by eliminating roughly three-quarters of a ton in paper invoices for the typical legal department on an annual basis. To further the green...

2008-10-02 15:00:30

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2008) - Tree Canada President Michael Rosen and Tree Canada Associate, Adrina Bardekjian Ambrosii will be in Armenia from October 11-25 to share their forestry expertise to help combat desertification. The two-week trip is the second phase of the Building International Bridges for Forest Futures project. In April 2008, Tree Canada sponsored two Armenian foresters, Alla Berberyan and Gagik Amiryan, to learn about sustainable forestry and conservation...

2008-09-16 03:00:11

By Gangloff, Deborah With the U.S. Forest Service, we are forging a new partnership to rebuild natural systems while continuing to build human networks. More than 130 years ago AMERICAN FORESTS realized new public policies were needed to address the reckless degrading of the environment through out-of-control mining of forests with no regard for future generations. AMERICAN FORESTS formed a partnership with industry leaders, bringing those concerned about the environment together with those...

2008-08-19 18:00:24

Experts are predicting that the 2008 hurricane season will be twenty five percent worse than average seasons according to a study conducted by the Casualty & Property Insurance Underwriters non-profit research group. With the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, and the National Hurricane Center issuing advisories on hurricanes, it's important to take the necessary precautions now to ensure that your trees survive the next storm. "Part of having a disaster safety plan for your...

2008-08-05 18:00:19

There's no question that Horn Lake is one of Mississippi's fastest-growing cities. According to U.S. Census estimates, the DeSoto County city had a larger numerical population gain than any other town in the state during the fiscal year that ended July 1, 2007. With that population boost, Horn Lake ranked as Mississippi's 12th largest city, up from 16th largest the year before. That kind of growth apparently hasn't come at the expense of protecting the environment, though. The Urban...

2008-07-30 09:00:45

Creative Automation, a leader in direct mail printing and database management services, announced today that they will be planting 4,000 trees as a result of their Reforestation with Creative Automation(R) Program. Creative Automation partnered with American Forests(R) for this program, which ran during the month of June. Companies placing orders of at least $5,000.00 with Creative Automation's Graphics Printing Division were eligible to be included in the program. "Thanks to the strong...

2008-07-29 09:00:46

TORONTO, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Givex, a global provider of closed loop card technologies including gift, loyalty and other stored value programs, announces today the launch of its reforestation program. "This upcoming holiday season, many businesses will be selling gift cards," says Amanda French, VP Sales, Givex. "Givex will plant trees with every card order to counter the carbon dioxide emissions created by the production of plastic cards. We are glad to offer our clients peace of mind...


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