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SOURCE Sustainable Forestry Initiative
SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From enjoying a walk in the woods to building a home to the clean water and the paper products we use every day, people benefit from forests in countless ways. Today, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) presented three SFI Implementation Committees with SFI's 15th Annual Achievement Award for their efforts to connect communities to sustainable forestry in Maine, Minnesota and Georgia. The presentations were made at a ceremony during SFI's 2013 Annual Conference in San Antonio.
"Every year, SFI recognizes the work of its unique grassroots network of 35 SFI implementation committees, which promote sustainable forestry in communities across North America," SFI President and CEO Kathy Abusow said. "The projects we are recognizing today demonstrate how SFI Implementation Committees are, quite literally, at the root of our success because the future of our forests depends on sustained engagement and cooperation at the community level, day in and day out."
This year's awards were made to:
About Sustainable Forestry Initiative
SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program. Across the United States and Canada, 240 million acres are certified to the SFI forest management standard. In addition, the SFI program's unique fiber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management on all suppliers' lands. SFI chain-of-custody (COC) certification tracks the percentage of fiber from certified forests, certified sourcing and post-consumer recycled content. SFI on-product labels identify both certified sourcing and COC claims to help consumers make responsible purchasing decisions. SFI Inc. is governed by a three-chamber board of directors representing environmental, social and economic sectors equally. Learn more at http://www.sfiprogram.org and http://sfiprogram.org/BuySFI.
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