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SCS Celebrates #FSCFriday With Customers

Clients Showcase Benefits of their Responsible Forestry Certification
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At SCS Global Services, we believe Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification demonstrates environmental leadership and provides a competitive business advantage through responsibly-sourced products, well-managed forests, and protection of the planet’s natural resources, local communities and wildlife.

To celebrate FSC Friday we asked our customers what FSC certification means to them. Here's what they had to say...

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The Potential of Agroforestry to Enhance Land Degradation Neutrality: Case Study From Tanzania

Researchers highlight how the ngitili agroforestry system aids land restoration, in a new publication for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
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By Ruth Ogendi

Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in 2015, the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) target-setting programme encourages countries to conserve, sustainably manage and restore land.

Agroforestry and Land Health in Malawi

In the last five years ICRAF has helped establish comprehensive soil information systems in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria. Malawi is determined to be next.
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Africa has over 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land but remains a major food importer. Even though agricultural production has grown by 130% over the past 30 years, with 18 Sub-Saharan countries halving the proportion of hungry people, more needs to be done. Soil is Africa’s most important natural resource: healthy and fertile soils are the cornerstones of food security.

The Arbor Day Foundation and Kohler Co. Announce a New Tree Planting Partnership

Partnership to Help Expand Wisconsin’s Urban and State Forest Tree Canopies
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LINCOLN, Neb., November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation and Kohler Co. announced today a new tree planting partnership aimed at expanding the tree canopies of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and the City of Maywood, Wisconsin. Kohler Co. employees will kick off the partnership on November 8, 2019 with an inaugural planting of 70 trees at the Maywood Environmental Park. Together, the two organizations will plant more than 7,000 trees throughout the Spring of 2019.

SCS and SmartCert to Host FSC Trainings for Prospective Auditors and Certificate Holders

FSC Forest Management, FSC Chain of Custody, and ISO 19011
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SCS Global Services and SmartCert are hosting a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) training event in early December in Montreal. The training is for potential auditors, as well as stakeholders, certificate holders, or prospective certificate holders looking to strengthen their knowledge about FSC Forest Management, FSC Chain of Custody, and the principles of auditing from ISO 19011.

Training will be presented in French.

Timberland Makes New Commitment to Green 500,000 Square Feet of Urban Space in U.S. Cities Over Next Five Years

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STRATHAM, N.H., November 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Known worldwide for its outdoor heritage and environmental responsibility, Timberland has a longstanding commitment to protect and restore the outdoors. Not only the great outdoors, but the city parks, community gardens and green spaces people explore every day.

As Brazil's New President Threatens the Amazon, Brazilian Entrepreneurs Create a Device for Large-scale Forest Restoration

By Peter Kotecki
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Nucleário was created to help with large-scale forest restoration, Rutman said. While his team wants to help restore deforested areas globally, they are starting with Brazil, where 500 devices have been placed in test patches.

Along Brazil's coast, Rutman said, there are about 42 million acres of land that can be reforested. That's roughly the size of Florida.

"Nature needs human help to connect those fragments and create the forest corridors," he said. "We need to do that as soon as possible."

7-Eleven’s RENEW™ Reduced Emissions Program and Customers Help Plant 100,000 Trees With The Arbor Day Foundation

RENEW Reduced Emissions Fuel Program has achieved their goal of planting 100,000 trees
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LINCOLN, Neb., October 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In one year, 7-Eleven, Inc. and its customers have planted 100,000 trees and offset 32,448 metric tons in carbon emissions through the RENEW™ reduced emissions fuel program. That is the equivalent of powering 1.6 million homes for a whole day with no environmental impact.

NASCAR Continues Sustainability Efforts With the Arbor Day Foundation

Partnership Will Distribute Free Trees to Texas Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey
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HOUSTON, October 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The NASCAR Green Race for Trees Campaign – a sustainability partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation, NASCAR, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas A&M AgriLife and Harris County Master Gardener Association - will distribute 500 new trees this year to homeowners in Houston.

Belvidere Assembly Plant Gives “Seed Money” to Local Conservation Area

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About 84 miles west of Chicago is the Kinnikinnick Creek Conservation Area, 429 acres of pure nature available for area residents and visitors to enjoy. Managed by the Boone County (Illinois) Conservation District (BCCD), this lush recreational area is located in the same county as the FCA US Belvidere Assembly Plant.

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