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Archive from 2009

October 20, 2009
SFI-Sponsored Entry Places Fourth in International Solar Decathlon

WASHINGTON, DC — North House, an advanced solar-powered home sponsored by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program, placed fourth in the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon — a biennial competition where 20 university teams from around the world competed to design, build and operate houses powered by the sun.

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September 29, 2009
Statement on USGBC's Draft Forest Certification Benchmarks

The US Green Building Council’s recently released draft forest certification benchmarks are not the game changer for sustainability that many proponents had in mind.  The benchmarks miss the point; in fact they miss several points and therefore several opportunities for the growing green building marketplace to recognize wood products from third-party-certified, well-managed forests.

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September 27, 2009
Time Inc. and Hearst Launch Pilot Project To Increase Forest Certification In Maine

NEW YORK — Time Inc. and Hearst Enterprises, a division of Hearst Corporation, will work with small- and medium-sized landowners in Maine to help them achieve third-party forest certification and provide an important increase in the amount of certified fiber available in the state. The joint announcement was made today by Guy Gleysteen, senior vice president of production at Time Inc., and David Schirmer, vice president and general manager of Hearst Enterprises.

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September 23, 2009
SFI Heads Into 2010 With Revised Standard And Solid Growth

NASHVILLE, TN — The independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program will head into 2010 with a revised standard so it can continue to support responsible forest management and address the growing market interest in products from these forests.

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September 23, 2009
SFI Inc. Recognizes Crown Pine Timber For Longleaf Pine Conservation

NASHVILLE, TN — Crown Pine Timber LP received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Conservation Leadership Award for Biodiversity Research today for conservation partnerships that will protect and restore longleaf pine woodlands in east Texas.

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September 23, 2009
Georgia-Pacific Earns Sfi President's Award

NASHVILLE, TN — Georgia-Pacific LLC has been recognized for its outstanding efforts in increasing understanding of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) fiber sourcing program and how it supports family forest owners across North America.

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September 23, 2009
Lawrence A. Selzer Receives Dr. Sharon Haines Memorial Award

NASHVILLE, TN — Lawrence (Larry) A. Selzer, president and CEO of The Conservation Fund, has won the Dr. Sharon Haines Memorial Award for Innovation and Leadership in Sustainability for his leadership in bringing together diverse groups to promote responsible forest management.

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September 23, 2009
SFI Inc. Presents Interfor With Conservation Leadership Award

NASHVILLE, TN — International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Conservation Leadership Award today for a partnership with Aboriginal people along British Columbia's Pacific Coast that will ensure there is a suitable supply of monumental cedar trees to meet long-term cultural needs.

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September 23, 2009
Irving Consumer Products Earns SFI President's Award

NASHVILLE, TN — Irving Consumer Products was recognized today by Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI®) for its enthusiastic and creative support of forest certification, and a partnership with Tree Canada that resulted in thousands of trees being planted across Canada.

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September 23, 2009
Maine Committee Wins Sfi Achievement Award

NASHVILLE, TN — Maine won the 11th annual Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Implementation Committee achievement award for a combination of activities promoting responsible forest management and community outreach.

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