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Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, June 11, 2007

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News: Coca-cola in water-saving pledge; Cellulosic ethanol: the savior of the North American forestry Industry? EPA lauds International Paper, DuPont, Lockheed plants; Top Green Leaders named by UK firm; International Paper’s CEO looks abroad to lift sales; Russia okays IP's $1.3B joint venture; Paper Stocks Flat As Others Rise; Cedar, rosewood fails to win protection at U.N. talks; Saving Trees Is Music to Guitar Makers’ Ears; Climate change and environment top issues for Canadians; “Dirty” Oil sands targeted by top U.S. environmental group; All goods may be labelled with 'carbon footprint'. Press Release: Neil Kelly Cabinets Meets 2009 California Air Quality Regulations Now With 'No-Added Formaldehyde' Panels, Binders, Glues

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June 11, 2007

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Coca-cola in water-saving pledge
From the Toronto Star: Coca-Cola will revamp bottling practices globally to save water and fund conservation along the Yangtze River and other major waterways, highlighting a growing emphasis on social and environmental spending by multinationals in China.

Under the program, Coca-Cola Co. intends to offset some of the 76 billion gallons of water – a two-month supply of drinking water for New York City – that the world's largest beverage maker and its bottlers use each year to make Coke, Sprite, Fanta and other drinks.

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Cellulosic ethanol: the savior of the North American forestry Industry?
From Biofuel review: Aside from its significant environmental benefits in reducing greenhouse gases, fuel grade cellulosic ethanol is being lauded as one solution towards solving the Canadian forestry industry’s recent economic woes.

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EPA lauds International Paper, DuPont, Lockheed plants
From Reliable Plant: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has selected three Virginia businesses – International Paper of Franklin, DuPont Spruance Plant of Richmond and Lockheed Martin of Manassas – to receive a top honor for their extraordinary environmental outreach efforts.

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Related News: Top Green Leaders named by UK firm

International Paper’s CEO looks abroad to lift sales
From Forbes: Faraci vows to lift IP Asian sales from an expected $250 million this year to $1.6 billion in 2009. But that assumes he will consummate an as yet uncompleted deal for a white paper plant (IP declines to name where it is). And that China's paper industry, backed by $24 billion from the State Development & Planning Commission, doesn't overbuild and overproduce.

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Related news: Russia okays IP's $1.3B joint venture

Paper Stocks Flat As Others Rise
From the Associated Press: The struggling paper products industry is dealing with lagging demand through cutbacks and consolidation, but its efforts have fallen short of similar moves in other industries. And so paper stocks are underperforming many other market sectors.

During the past three months, the Dow Jones U.S. Forestry & Paper Index, which reflects the performance of paper industry stocks, was nearly flat as the Dow industrials rose about 13 percent. Other industries including coal, tires, steel, railroads and oil equipment and services have risen between 25 percent to 38 percent over the same time.

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Cedar, rosewood fails to win protection at U.N. talks
From Reuters: Bids to curb logging of South and Central American cedar and rosewood trees, the source of some of the world's most valuable timber, failed on Thursday at a United Nations wildlife meeting.

Germany, acting on behalf of the European Union, withdrew proposals requesting the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) regulate cedar and rosewood trade, after strong opposition from central and South America.

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Saving Trees Is Music to Guitar Makers’ Ears
From the New York Times: As old growth forests have been razed and several species of tropical woods like mahogany, ebony and rosewood have become much scarcer, guitar makers like Martin, Taylor, Fender and Gibson have had to rethink the notion that there is an inexhaustible supply of the desired woods to make their instruments.

As small, privately held companies, these instrument makers have banded together to join the burgeoning corporate social responsibility movement, not just to appear politically correct but to ensure their long-term survival.

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Climate change and environment top issues for Canadians
From Pulp & Paper: Climate change and the environment is now a number one issue for Canadians — and the forest products sector is feeling the heat. Global warming is changing the way the industry does business and will only intensify in the coming years. However, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), there are a number of steps forest, paper and packaging companies can take today to manage their changing business dynamics and satisfy consumer demands.

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“Dirty” Oil sands targeted by top U.S. environmental group
From The Edmonton Sun: One of the most influential environmental groups in the United States is training its sights on Alberta’s oil sands in an attempt to convince Americans to stop increasing their dependence on “bottom-of-the-barrel” energy.

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All goods may be labelled with 'carbon footprint'
From the Independent: A new eco label may show the environmental damage done goods and services in shops. The Government has begun a "carbon footprint" project to work out how to count emissions from everything from crisps to flights.

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Press Release

Neil Kelly Cabinets Meets 2009 California Air Quality Regulations Now With 'No-Added Formaldehyde' Panels, Binders, Glues
California designers, cabinet makers and builders are facing a new challenge, following unanimous ruling by California's Air Resources Board (CARB) to significantly reduce formaldehyde levels in panelized building products. Neil Kelly Cabinets, a long-time Oregon manufacturer of environmentally- friendly cabinets meets the new CARB regulations today, due to its no-added formaldehyde cabinet components. On April 26, CARB approved the world's most sweeping restriction on emissions of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical found in kitchen cabinets, shelving, countertops and ready-to-assemble furniture. The regulation would phase in over three years, beginning in 2009.

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