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May 3, 2018
New SFI Board Members Elected to Enhance Conservation Impact, Supply Chain Assurance and Community Engagement

Ottawa, ON and Washington, D.C. — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its Board of Directors: Mike Parr, President, American Bird Conservancy; Jim Irving, Co-CEO, JD Irving Limited; Lennard Joe, President, Nicola Tribal Association; and Jaime Yraguen, President, Associated Oregon Loggers. These new members embody SFI’s three pillars: supply chain assurance, conservation elevation, and education and community engagement. 

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April 3, 2018
Project Learning Tree Canada to Place 600 Youth in Green Jobs Through the CPC Network

Ottawa, ON — Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada and the Canadian Parks Council (CPC) announced a partnership to place 600 youth in summer jobs in Canada’s provincial and territorial parks in the summers of 2018 and 2019. PLT Canada has received approximately $4 million through the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience program to offer a 50% wage-match to support summer green job placements for youth.  

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April 3, 2018
Project Learning Tree Canada to Place 1000 Youth in Green Jobs Through the SFI Network

Ottawa, ON — Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada will be placing 1000 youth in green jobs using the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) diverse network of program participants, conservation leaders, Indigenous partners, and community groups. PLT Canada has received approximately $7 million in federal funding from the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience Program to get youth working in the great outdoors through the summers of 2018 and 2019.

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March 6, 2018
SFI Conservation Grants Feature Collaboration From 45 Different Groups Across the U.S. and Canada

Washington, D.C. and Ottawa, ON — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced five conservation grants today that will advance our shared understanding of the conservation benefits associated with well‑managed forests across the United States and Canada. These grants feature collaboration between SFI and a diverse range of partners and experts from 45 organizations to advance SFI’s ground breaking Conservation Impact Project.

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March 1, 2018
SFI Community Grants Feature Collaboration from 102 Different Groups Spanning the U.S. and Canada

Washington, D.C. and Ottawa, ON — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced 18 community grants today that will advance the quality of life in communities across the United States and Canada. SFI is bringing together a diverse range of people from 102 organizations to support community engagement projects. SFI engages local communities through a variety of initiatives including youth outreach, forest education programs, supporting tribal and Indigenous values, and green building projects for low-income families.

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February 27, 2018
Whistler's Solana Condos Win the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Certified Wood Award

Vancouver, BC — A commitment to use responsibly sourced wood products has earned Whistler-based Innovation Building Group an award from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). The SFI Certified Wood Award is part of the Wood Design & Building Awards program. Innovation Building Group received the award, for its multi-residential project Solana in Whistler, BC, at the Wood WORKS! BC 2018 Wood Design Awards Gala in Vancouver on February 26. (Watch the awards video.)

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February 13, 2018
UL Environment Announces Agreement to Add SFI Certified Products to SPOT™ Online Database

MARIETTA, GA., February 13, 2018 — UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) today announced that products certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Standards will be featured on UL SPOT™, a web-based sustainability information tool that promotes responsible procurement of products. This new agreement between UL Environment and SFI will provide SPOT users access to SFI building materials, paper and packaging products that have been 3rd party certified to the SFI Fiber Sourcing and SFI Chain of Custody Standards.

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February 6, 2018
Metsä Board’s Customers Can Now Use the SFI On-Product Label in North America

We congratulate Metsä Board on becoming the first European paperboard producer to utilize this new option for SFI on-product labelling,” said Kathy Abusow, President & CEO of SFI Inc. “As a sustainability organization dedicated to the future of our forests, SFI focuses its efforts on supply chain assurances, conservation elevation and education and community engagement. We are proud that SFI’s on-product labels make it clear that a product has been responsibly sourced or comes from a certified forest.”

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