It may seem counterintuitive, but some forests in the Pacific Northwest have too many trees for their own good. These dense forests are more prone to disease, insect infestations and, most troubling of all, huge fires that are exacerbated by climate change. This year is poised to be another record-setting year for fires. Last year was the fourth-worst wildfire year since 1960 and six of the 10 largest U.S. wildfires were in the Pacific Northwest.
Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee Grows Partnerships One MOU and Hard Hat Sticker at a Time
Operating across two time zones and two Canadian provinces, with a combined area the size of continental Europe, hasn't stopped the Central Canada Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Implementation Committee from setting a new standard for community building, partnerships and member participation. In recognition of this outsized effort, the committee received the SFI Implementation Committee Award at the SFI 2016 Annual Conference.
"The committee has established an extraordinary range of partnerships and signed 15 memorandums of understanding (MOUs). The central Canada committee is the first Canadian committee to win this award. The fact that they managed to stand out in such a competitive competition, among 34 SFI Implementation Committees, speaks volumes about the good work they are doing to promote SFI and spread responsible forestry," said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI Inc. The committee's partners come from government, NGOs, universities, Indigenous groups and industry.
Photos came in from around the country, but in the end, there was only one Grand Prize winner in Weatherwise Magazine’s 2016 Photo Contest: Fred Wasmer of Gainesville, Florida, won for his picture of a jet aircraft flying underneath a bank of mammatus clouds.
Solar Powered Generator .6Kwh and 1.3Kwh kits With Up To Three 100 Watt Solar Panels Now Available From FuellessGenerator.net
FuellessGenerator.net offers solar powered rechargeable generators that are light portable and powerful due to the units advanced technology and internal lithium battery pack. The company now offers three solar panel bundles with the 1500 series Solar Powered Generators to maximize the refueling times when refueling or charging by the sun.
Adds to the growing list of strawberry industry investors
Naturipe Berry Growers has joined the growing list of strawberry industry investors supporting Harvest CROO Robotics’ mission to answer the need for agricultural labor with technology. Naturipe is one of the largest strawberry growers in North America. With the support of Naturipe, now more than 20% of the U.S. strawberry industry has invested in Harvest CROO Robotics.
Environmental Attributes of Reusable Supply Chain Assets Play a Critical Role in Supporting Retailer’s Sustainability Commitment
CHEP and IFCO, member companies of the Brambles Group, announced the companies’ shared pallets and bulk containers and Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) have been identified by Kroger as critical to reducing waste in the company’s supply chain. The nation’s second largest retailer highlighted CHEP and IFCO in its 2016 Sustainability Report. By replacing more single-use packaging and platforms with reusables, Kroger aims to meet or exceed the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s zero waste threshold of 90% diversion from landfill in its facilities by 2020.