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Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, May 29, 2007

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This newsletter was made possible through support provided by the Global Development Alliance and the Office of Environmental and Natural Resources, Bureau for Economic Growth Agriculture and Trade, U.S. Agency for International Development, and by the USDA Forest Service International Programs, under the terms of Award No. 03-DG-11132762-027. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the USDA Forest Service. NOTE:In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, any copyrighted material herein is distributed without profit or payment for non-profit research and educational purposes only. For more information, go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this newsletter for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
In Focus Catalyzing business action that conserves, protects, and restores the world's forests. News: Staples Adds Computer Take-Back to Recycling Program; HP and WWF Take On Climate Change; U.S.-China Meeting Yields Some Advances; Dell Creates Eco-Friendly Multipack Program; Credit Suisse and SFM launch USD 200m carbon-backed forestry finance facility; Green before green was cool; UPS Adds 50 New Hybrids to its Green Fleet; Endangered species protected in Ontario with tough new law. Press Releases: Stora Enso Adds SFI and PEFC Chain-of-Custody Mill Certifications; International Paper and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Receive Sustainability Award

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May 29, 2007

News

Staples Adds Computer Take-Back to Recycling Program
From GreenBiz.com:
Staples, Inc. has announced that it will now accept used computers and other office technology for recycling at any Staples store nationwide, becoming the first national retailer to offer computer recycling in stores every day. Staples' program allows customers to bring in used computers, monitors, laptops, printers, faxes and all-in-ones to any U.S. Staples store, where the equipment will be recycled in accordance with environmental laws.

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HP and WWF Take On Climate Change
From GreenBiz.com:
Hewlett-Packard has developed a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund to launch three programs that aim to make the daily, real-world effects of climate change apparent and will help promote and coordinate solutions to the crisis.

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U.S.-China Meeting Yields Some Advances
The United States met with China for the 'Strategic Economic Dialogue,’ seeking to balance an increasingly interdependent and complicated relationship
From The Miami Herald: The meetings yielded a number of agreements to work together, on everything from biofuels and energy-efficiency programs to combating illegal logging globally. They also produced a greater opening of China's restrictive financial-services sector.

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Dell Creates Eco-Friendly Multipack Program
From GreenBiz.com:
A new Dell server packaging option called Multipack can save customers time and simplify server installations by eliminating up to half of the packaging materials and waste resulting during a typical customer installation of IT equipment.

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Credit Suisse and SFM launch USD 200m carbon-backed forestry finance facility
From Hedgeweek:
Under the terms of the framework agreement signed, SFM aims to provide dedicated finance facilities to selected SFM sponsored forestry projects. The projects will seek to provide purchasers with carbon credits and offsets which meet the highest standards in the carbon markets. The projects are large scale and designed to include significant benefits not only to climate stabilization but reduced deforestation, reforestation, biodiversity protection, watershed enhancement and new opportunities for the sustainable development of rural communities throughout the developing world.

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Green before green was cool
From Fortune:
When you hear the words "green business," what company comes to mind? Patagonia, maybe? Whole Foods Market (Charts, Fortune 500)?

Probably not Shaklee, a direct seller of natural nutrition and personal care products and environmentally friendly household cleaners. But Shaklee was a green business pioneer before any of those companies were started.

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UPS Adds 50 New Hybrids to its Green Fleet
From GreenBiz.com:
In addition to the company's nearly 20,000 low-emission and alternative fuel vehicles in its fleet already, UPS has announced the deployment of 50 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks.

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Endangered species protected in Ontario with tough new law
From The London Free Press:
Future generations of Ontario wildlife lovers will know iconic creatures like the monarch butterfly and woodland caribou thanks to new endangered species legislation hailed as the toughest of its kind in North America, environmentalists are saying.

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Press Releases

Stora Enso Adds SFI and PEFC Chain-of-Custody Mill Certifications
Stora Enso announced that six of its North American mills have achieved third-party chain-of-custody certifications for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes (BV-COC-209961). Stora Enso is the first coated paper manufacturer in North America to achieve SFI Chain-of-Custody certification.

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International Paper and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Receive Sustainability Award
International Paper and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters have been awarded a 2007 Sustainability Award from the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), the world's largest coffee trade association. The Sustainability Awards are given annually to those in the specialty coffee industry that have created innovative projects to expand and promote sustainability.

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This newsletter was made possible through support provided by the Global Development Alliance and the Office of Environmental and Natural Resources, Bureau for Economic Growth Agriculture and Trade, U.S. Agency for International Development, and by the USDA Forest Service International Programs, under the terms of Award No. 03-DG-11132762-027. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the USDA Forest Service.

NOTE:In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, any copyrighted material herein is distributed without profit or payment for non-profit research and educational purposes only. For more information, go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this newsletter for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

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