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May 28, 2012
SFI Awards $32,000 Research Grant to Protect Water Resources in the Boreal Forest

THUNDER BAY, Ontario – The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) announced today the Forest Ecosystem Science Co-operative Inc. (Forest Co-op) will receive a $32,000 grant to support graduate research activities at Lakehead University to test current forest management practices in the Boreal Forest and develop best practice recommendations for protecting water resources. The grant is being awarded under SFI®'s Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program.

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May 28, 2012
Agreement Strengthens Bond Between Boy Scouts of America and SFI Inc.

WASHINGTON, DC – The Boy Scouts of America and Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) have signed a memorandum of mutual support agreeing to work together to demonstrate forest stewardship and environmental education for America's youth.

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May 23, 2012
SFI, AFF Applaud Members of Congress for Urging LEED to Accept SFI® and American Tree Farm System

WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of Members of Congress sent a letter this week to Rick Fedrizzi, President & CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, urging USGBC to "accept all credible forest management certification systems for qualification under the LEED rating system," because it "will provide a great incentive for the utilization of domestically produced forest products." The letter was signed by Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, (R- PA), chair of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry, Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), and six other Members.

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April 25, 2012
SFI Blog: Our Story – A Georgia Tree Farm and Green Building

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April 24, 2012
SFI Blog: Why USGBC Should Recognize SFI – Benefits for State Lands in Minnesota

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April 23, 2012
SFI Blog: Now is the Time for USGBC to Say Yes to Healthy Working Forests

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April 19, 2012
SFI Blog: Earth Day 2012 – How SFI is Motivating Action

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April 10, 2012
Open Letter from SFI CEO Kathy Abusow to USGBC Board, Steering Committee and MR TAG Members

WASHINGTON – Today SFI President & CEO Kathy Abusow sent the following letter to the U.S. Green Building Council Board of Directors:

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April 4, 2012
SFI "Eggcited" About Packaging for White House Easter Eggs

WASHINGTON, DC – For the fourth year in a row, the National Park Foundation has decided to package the official White House Easter Egg in a gift box made from paperboard certified by the SustainableForestry Initiative.

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March 25, 2012
SFI Blog – The Future Is Now: USGBC’s Decisions Can Sustain Our Forests

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