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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.

Hy-Vee Extends Arbor Day Foundation Partnership with $100,000 Donation

Minnesota Tree Planting Event Builds Upon Hy-Vee’s Reforestation Commitment
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LINCOLN, Neb., October 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation announced today that it has extended its partnership with Hy-Vee, Inc., a supermarket chain in the Midwest. For the third year in a row, Hy-Vee presented a $100,000 donation to support tree plantings and reforestation projects around the communities it serves. This announcement extends the existing partnership which was initially established in 2014.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Plants Trees for Afforestation Project

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Minera Sociedad Cerro Verde distributed 3,000 trees in the Uchumayo District of Peru between 2017 and 2018 as part of its afforestation project.

Trees are important, as they absorb carbon dioxide, generate oxygen, and improve the quality of the air along with preventing erosion and degradation of the soil. Trees reduce noise pollution by absorbing the sounds of traffic, sirens and construction – their foliage acts as acoustic insulators.

Alliance for Community Trees Mentor Exchange Program Connects Community Greening with California Groups

Community Greening visits Friends of the Urban Forest and Sacramento Tree Foundation
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This year, Alliance for Community Trees hosted a mentor exchange program for members through a grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The mentor exchange program paired smaller non-profit groups with larger groups and allowed them to learn by travelling to their location and doing a site visit.

Guest post by Mark Cassini & Matt Shipley, co-founders of Community Greening.

Alliance for Community Trees Mentor Exchange Program Connects Trees Forever and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Trees Forever Inspired to Start Youth Watering Program Modeled After Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
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This year, Alliance for Community Trees hosted a mentor exchange program for members through a grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The mentor exchange program paired smaller non-profit groups with larger groups and allowed them to learn by travelling to their location and doing a site visit.

Guest post by Leslie Berckes, program manager and field coordinator, Trees Forever

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