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December 11, 2012
2013 Presidential Inauguration Features SFI-­‐Certified Lumber

Washington, DC – The platform currently being built for the 57th Presidential Inauguration, where President Barack Obama will be sworn in for a second term in front of the U.S. Capitol, features wood that is certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard.

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October 1, 2012
Daniel Christensen Joins the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC—An internationally recognized forestry resources management and investment executive will add his expertise to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI®) Board of Directors the organization announced today.

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September 11, 2012
Leading Publishers Partner with SFI in Responsible Forestry

MILWAUKEE, WI – Four leaders of the North American publishing industry announced today they will partner with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) to help spur the growth of certification to preserve and protect forests.

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September 11, 2012
Bill Banzhaf Honored for Shaping SFI Certification Receives Dr. Sharon Haines Memorial Award

MILWAUKEE, WI – William (Bill) Banzhaf received the Dr. Sharon Haines Memorial Award for Innovation and Leadership in Sustainability today for his dedication and diplomacy in showing all interested stakeholders how they can work together to achieve sustainable forest management.

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September 11, 2012
Capacity Promotes Certification of First Nations Lands Earns SFI President's Award

MILWAUKEE, WI – A Canadian forestry management company has been internationally recognized for working with First Nations forest landowners to certify their lands and promote responsible forestry practices.

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September 11, 2012
Virginia Committee Wins SFI Achievement Award Raises Awareness of Benefits of Wood for Green Building

MILWAUKEE, WI --The Virginia Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Implementation Committee (SIC) earned the 14th Annual SIC Achievement Award today for harnessing the enthusiasm and knowledge of its many partners to show the environmental benefits of building with certified wood.

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September 11, 2012
SFI Recognizes Participants in Kentucky Elk Restoration

MILWAUKEE, WI – Three organizations that worked to restore herds of Rocky Mountain elk to their historic ranges in eastern Kentucky received a major conservation award from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) today.

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August 14, 2012
Georgia Governor's Executive Order Says USGBC Unfairly Awards Its Wood Certification Credit

WASHINGTON, DC – The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) applauds the Governor of Georgia for urging broader recognition of forest certification standards. An executive order signed on August 10 by Governor Nathan Deal promotes the use of products from responsibly managed forests in Georgia in state construction.

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August 2012
August 13, 2012
New Senior Director to Strengthen Conservation Partnerships

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) announced the addition of Eli Weissman who will lead the organization’s conservation practice as Senior Director of Conservation Partnerships.  In this role, Mr. Weissman will serve as the principle liaison with conservation organizations and oversee all aspects of SFI’s Conservation and Community Partnership Grant Program.

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July 25, 2012
SFI Conservation Grants to Focus on Protecting Water Resources

WASHINGTON, DC – Two prominent American research and education institutions received conservation grants from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) today to advance knowledge about working forests and water resources.

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