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September 24, 2008
Smead Receives President's Award From SFI

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Smead Manufacturing Company, a worldwide leader in office filing products and records management systems, has been recognized for its efforts in supporting sustainable forest management by promoting its Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI®) certification.

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September 24, 2008
National Envelope Earns SFI President's Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — National Envelope has been recognized for its efforts in supporting sustainable forest management by promoting the benefits of its Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI®) certification.

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September 24, 2008
Sierra Pacific Industries Earns SFI President's Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Sierra Pacific Industries was recognized today for raising awareness about the benefits of its Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) certification, especially in the residential and commercial green building markets.

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September 24, 2008
Harden Furniture Earns SFI President's Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Harden Furniture Inc. has been recognized for its outstanding efforts in supporting responsible forest management and promoting the benefits of its Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) certification.

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September 24, 2008
Rayonier Wins SFI Conservation Research Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — A cooperative research project to benefit the growth of one of Georgia's rarest plants has resulted in a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Leadership in Conservation Research Award for Rayonier Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla. The project has received global attention, with media coverage in the United States, and as far away as Germany and New Zealand.

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September 24, 2008
Forest Capital Partners Wins Wildlife Stewardship Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — A landmark conservation easement that preserves wildlife habitat, protects jobs and ensures public access to almost 80 square miles (200 square kilometres) of rich forestland in northern Minnesota has won Forest Capital Partners LLC the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI®) and Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Wildlife Stewardship Award.

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September 23, 2008
SFI® Inc. Launches New On-Product Labels

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — As the marketplace fills with "green" claims on a wide range of products, one of the world's largest forest certification programs, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI), is launching new on-product labels designed to provide more detailed information to businesses and consumers. SFI participants will begin implementation of the labels immediately, and fully transition to the new labels by the end of 2009.
Backgounder - Labels + Claims, 2008-09-24

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September 17, 2008
SFI® Inc. Revamps Web site

ARLINGTON, VA — In the wake of rapid growth and interest in forest products from certified well-managed forests and responsible sources of supply, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI Inc.) is enhancing its digital presence with the launch of a revamped Web site www.sfiprogram.org.

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July 23, 2008
Larry Selzer Joins SFI, Inc. Board's Environmental Chamber

ARLINGTON, VA — Larry Selzer, President and CEO of The Conservation Fund and the newest member of the non-profit Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) Board of Directors, says he is committed to making sure the independent forest certification program keeps pace with the public's growing commitment to sound environmental practices.

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July 21, 2008
Spicers Paper Shows Environmental Leadership with SFI Chain-of-Custody Certification

ARLINGTON, VA — As a part of a broad commitment to the corporate social responsibility, Spicers Paper, a leading distributor of printing papers, packaging papers, graphics equipment and supplies, announced today that it has achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI Inc.) across the United States.

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