As association magazines go, Nature Conservancy has less of a profile than National Geographic or Smithsonian, which is a pity, because the quality writing, beautiful pictures and fascinating facts found in each issue certainly deserve just as broad an audience.
Last month we introduced Augmented Reality to our magazine, which gives us the ability to boldly go in new multi-media directions. We're feeling very intrepid these days, and we're eager to seek out the new and cool wherever we can.
Nature Conservancy, the award-winning publication of the world-renowned environmental conservation group, has announced the appointment of Matt Jenkins as Senior Editor.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – As part of its long-standing commitment to preserve biodiversity through responsible forest management and to provide customers with “greener” paper choices, Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) has earned “chain of custody” certification from both the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). These certifications confirm that Xerox paper products carrying the FSC or PEFC logo have been manufactured using raw materials harvested from certified sources, controlled wood sources or post-consumer reclaimed sources. FSC- and PEFC-certified products can be tracked from harvest through distribution. Both FSC and PEFC are independent, nonprofit organizations that support sustainable forestry
Memphis, Tenn.—June 21, 2007— International Paper has announced the creation of an Office of Sustainability to champion companywide conservation and natural-resources stewardship strategies and to support the environmental goals of our customers. According to the company, the office will focus its efforts around wood fiber, conservation, air, water, life-cycle analysis and other natural resources issues as they pertain to the needs of International Paper customers. The team’s work will include raising awareness of key sustainability issues, leading third-party certification and product-labeling efforts, developing innovative partnerships with stakeholders and implementing policies that support the company’s sustainability objectives. Dr. Sharon G. Haines will lead the office.
Certification programs aim to slow global damage to forests and promote environmental responsibility. Here's a guide to help you choose which program is right for your environmental goals. Thirteen million hectares of forests are destroyed across the globe each year, the United Nations declared on Nov. 14, 2005. This number equates to well over 32 million acres—or an area roughly the size of Greece. In an effort to protect forests from irresponsible management, various groups have established certifications for evaluating forest management practices. The idea is that the certifications would indicate to purchasers of forest products which products come from forests that are managed
Some estimates suggest that as much as 10 percent of the wood fiber flowing through the global marketplace originated from an illegal harvest. So having a trusted mechanism for sorting out the good from the bad is more important than ever. In recent years, major companies such as The Home Depot, Lowe's, Starbucks, Nike, and other large wood and paper buyers have begun to prefer wood and paper that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) over alternative products in the marketplace. With members from over 70 countries and more than 30 national initiatives, the FSC-certification program sets high standards for protecting