Archive from 2014
- February 4, 2014
- SFI Joins Nature Canada in Launch of Women for Nature Initiative on Parliament Hill
OTTAWA, ON – Nature Canada’s Women for Nature initiative brings together the leadership, knowledge, experience and passion of amazing women across Canada who are committed to nature conservation. The Women for Nature initiative will be formally launched on Parliament Hill today in Ottawa. Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI Inc.®), will take part in the launch along with other Women for Nature, Senators Janis Johnson and Nancy Green Raine, and Members of Parliament Stella Ambler, Linda Duncan, Joyce Murray, Kirsty Duncan and Elizabeth May.
- January 8, 2014
- SFI Investment in Forest Research Strengthens Conservation
WASHINGTON, DC and OTTAWA, ON – As part of its ongoing efforts toward continuous improvement in sustainable forestry, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) opened its 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. SFI will invest in conservation research projects and collaborative partnerships that explain or inform the role of sustainable forest management in Carbon and Bioenergy; Forest Health; Water; Capacity Building; and Wildlife, Fish and Biodiversity.
"As a proof point for responsible forestry and future forests, the SFI Program is the only forest certification standard in North America that requires participants to support and engage in research activities to improve forest health, productivity and sustainable management of forest resources. The SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant program fosters research and pilot efforts to better inform future decisions about our forests," said Kathy Abusow, President & CEO of SFI Inc.
- January 7, 2014
- Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Reaches Out to Thousands to Improve Forestry Standard
WASHINGTON, D.C. and OTTAWA, ON – In one of the most expansive and inclusive processes to seek input from a resource sector, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) has invited nearly 10,000 stakeholders to submit comments on the draft SFI 2015-2019 Standard in its second 60-day public comment period. This open and public comment period runs from January 6 – March 6, 2014 and provides a transparent opportunity for anybody interested in the future of our forests to provide comment. The draft SFI 2015-2019 Standard includes new performance measures to conserve biodiversity in fiber sourcing; limit conversion of one forest type to another; and expand the definition of “controversial sources,” which are not allowed in SFI-labeled products.
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