Rainforest Alliance salutes Mexico’s Mayakoba

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M ayakoba in Mexico ’s Riviera Maya has been cited by the Rainforest Alliance for achievements in sustainable tourism, the first time that organization has so honored a tourism project. We have been working with the Rainforest Alliance since 2010 to comply with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria ’s internationally recognized recommendations for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable tourism, and we encourage other tourism properties in Mexico to do the same.&#.

Rainforest Alliance Certified

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At the Rainforest Alliance, we know that the best way to keep forests standing is to use them. This symbol was on my Orange Dark Chocolate bar today so I went to the website to check it out.

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Website for certified green tourism in Latin America, Caribbean

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T o help travelers cut through confusing “green” claims, the Rainforest Alliance has launched an online database of sustainable tourism businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean. All hotels and tourism operators listed on SustainableTrip.org have either been verified by the Rainforest Alliance, certified by a third-party program or have been thoroughly vetted by a reputable organization. The Rainforest Alliance is among the founding members of the GSTC.

Rainforest Alliance and Kingfisher working together to support sustainable forestry

Green (Living) Review

The Rainforest Alliance and Kingfisher PLC have joined forces to tackle some of the most difficult issues facing companies who strive to source their timber from legal and sustainable sources. The SmartSource programme of the Rainforest Alliance will work with the Kingfisher Group across its business to identify sources that require special attention moving them towards FSC certification and ensuring compliance with Kingfishers own stringent timber sourcing policy along the way.

Largest group of small enterprises awarded FSC-certification by Rainforest Alliance

Green (Living) Review

Largest FSC chain of custody Group in the UK now certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Consumer-facing SMEs access environmentally-sensitive markets with the FSC label and Rainforest Alliance Certified Seal TM. The Rainforest Alliance has awarded Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certification to Oxford Timber Audits – the largest chain of custody group in the UK.

Gucci and Livia Firth Team Up for New Gucci “Zero-deforestation” Handbag Collection

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Leather used is sourced from Brazilian cows raised on Rainforest Alliance certified land. Fair Fashion Brazil green carpet challenge Gucci Livia Firth Rainforest Alliance zero-deforestation handbags

Green hotel in Cancun? No problema!

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Rainforest Alliance salutes Mexico’s Mayakoba Costa Maya Mexico: green on the beach Mexico’s Costa Maya: green on the beach Mexico’s Riviera Maya: the green zone Isla Mujeres: green on the island of women. | Green Travel News |.

Double or Nothing? Our Climate Gamble

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ok, it takes 20 minutes to fill the tank – but I need a Rainforest Alliance certified latte every 215 miles anyhow. Imagine you’re in a high-stakes poker game, and … your cards suck.

Why Cancun Matters

Green (Living) Review

Pending Decisions on Forests and Related Issues Have Big Implications, Says the Rainforest Alliance New York –The global NGO Rainforest Alliance is sending a delegation of 18 representatives to the Conference of Parties (COP16) climate treaty conference in Cancún, Mexico (held November 29 – December 10) to advocate for decisions on key fronts in the fight against climate change, especially REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation).

Galaxy announces that it is to go green

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) At the approach to Easter with the Western world going mad for chocolate, confectionery giant Mars has announced it is working with the Rainforest Alliance to secure ethically-sourced cocoa for its chocolate production on an unprecedented scale. Mars has said it aims to buy enough Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa to produce all of its Galaxy chocolate bars by early 2010 and will purchase all its cocoa from certified sources by 2020.

How to find a company that is truly green

Green (Living) Review

A company that has real relationships with certifiers such as organic, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, Oeko-Tex, B Corp, etc. Here are some tips on how to be a savvy shopper who consistently gets past the greenwashing.

Earth Day 2009, Corporations & the Green Bandwagon

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Ne part of a company may announce that they are doing this or the other green thing or that they are joining the Rainforest Alliance programs, as in the case of chocolate manufacturers, coffee and tea companies and such, and call that participating in fair trade. The question in my mind, even though the Rainforest Alliance is better than nothing, tis why hose companies, if they really want to do fair trade, do not go for accreditation by the Fairtrade Association.

Coffee lovers, do you know the difference between direct trade and fair trade?

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These range from organic, natural, eco, and green, to bird-friendly, reef-safe, and cruelty-free, with additional certifications from the Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade International, Fair Trade USA, FSC, MSC, etc.

Caffé Nero reports coffee-waste-to-biofuel success, plans expansion

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Last year, edie reported that Nero was building on its work with the Rainforest Alliance to “move beyond certification” and train-up coffee farmers across South America, having launched a farming community support initiative in Nicaragua in 2015.

As Climate Negotiations Slow, Forests Won't Wait

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To drive that point home, representatives of the nonprofit sustainability group the Rainforest Alliance will attend the Copenhagen climate treaty conference December 7-18. A spate of recent studies, including from the Rainforest Alliance, the World Bank, the Brookings Institution and the Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests, underscores the central importance of forestry and land-use practices, particularly in tropical countries, to achieving effective climate policies.

NW Michigan: greening up Grand Traverse Resort

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We see evidences of this greening in our handsome Tower room—the recycling basket next to the desk, packets of Rainforest Alliance -certified coffee with compostable cups. | Traverse City Eco |.

Win It: Fraise Du Bois Bouquet

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From organically grown flowers to biodegradable, green packaging and gourmet gifts to home accessories, Organic Bouquet’s products are certified by third-party agencies (USDA, Fair Trade or Rainforest Alliance.). Did you get a late start to your summer planting?

Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

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Ethical product sales grow 12% in spite of 'recessionary pressures'

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This was largely due to sales of Rainforest Alliance products, such as tea and coffee, increasing by 46%, and RSPCA''s Freedom Foods label also increasing with total sales up by 37%.

Boucher’s Bird of the Month: Horned Guan

Nature Conservancy - Science

We booked through Operador Latino , a terrific company that has been certified by the Rainforest Alliance as a sustainable tourism company and has also been a major player in the development of birding tourism in Guatemala.

Ambitious green targets unveiled by Unilever

Green (Living) Review

" Unilever's ambitions include plans to improve the livelihoods in developing countries by working with Oxfam, Rainforest Alliance and others to link over 500,000 smallholder farmers and small-scale distributors into its supply chain. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Global consumer products giant Unilever has announced ambitious plans for its sustainable business, aiming to double sales while halving its environmental impact.

Equator Estate Coffees & Teas – 1st food company to launch storefront on Facebook iFanStore provides contextual e/commerce inside social networks

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A women-owned green business, Equator works tirelessly to empower every link of the supply chain, from growers and their communities around the globe, to the natural environment, through to coffee-lovers who savor taste and integrity in their Organic, Fair Trade, and Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees.

Oaxaca, Mexico: microfinance for tourists

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Oaxaca: it’s easy eating green Oaxaca’s En Via: a day that pays Rainforest Alliance salutes Mexico’s Mayakoba Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts Sustainable TV? | Fundación En Via |. G iving back is totally, totally green.

Cheese Waste Anyone?

Eco Friendly Daily

In 2003, Kraft established a partnership with Rainforest Alliance to provide sustainable and equitably purchased coffee. In these days of rising gas and oil prices, companies are turning to fuel alternatives.

Green Consumers Rejoice!

Eco Friendly Daily

Trust providers such as Rainforest Alliance, Co-op America, TransFair USA and Aid to Artisans inspect and check out sellers and their items to guarantee that they have been ethically-sourced.

The Green Home Furnished with Sustainable Wood Products

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The Rainforest Alliance certifies products made from reclaimed wood. When it comes to reducing your environmental impact, you have dozens and dozens of choices today that weren’t available years ago.

Green Tips to Furnish Your Eco-Conscious Home

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Look for the Rediscovered Wood Certification label from The Rainforest Alliance. Furniture may be less expensive for consumers to buy these days, but the environmental impact it has is not so good.

Making Plans For Your Valentine?

Eco Friendly Daily

The Rainforest Alliance seal – found at Costco and Whole Foods Market – demonstrates that flowers were grown under sustainable conditions.

Miracle One Wine Practices Sustainability in its First Vintage

Green Life Smart Life

In addition to being premium quality, 100-percent natural, renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable, these corks are both FSC Certified and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ to be responsibly sourced from well- managed forests. Everyone knows I love wine. Finding winemakers that have gone the extra mile to make me feel less guilty about my indulgence is a really, really good thing.

Cameron’s Coffee Compostable Pods: Delicious, Ethical Java and No K-Cup Waste

Eco Chic

Cameron’s is committed to being one of the most sustainable coffee companies in the world and buys organic Rainforest Alliance, Shade Grown and Fair-trade Certified coffee from farms around the world. .

Earth Day 2058: A Vision

The Green Changemakers

From: Tensie Whelan, Rainforest Alliance Here is an educated guess at what the world might look like by Earth Day 2058 -- not a prediction or a warning, but more of a natural extension of current trends, some of them hopeful ones: /top_stories/article/35118/print The hot job is that of sustainable design engineer. Tensie Whelan is the president of the Rainforest Alliance, www.rainforest-alliance.org.

Countertops Made from Recycled Paper?

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Both Grays Harbor Paper Company and Paneltech International, LLC (the makers of PaperStone) are chain-of-custody companies,certified by the Smartwood program of the RainForest Alliance to Forest Stewardship Council standards. We have been working fast and furious on our interior finishes and one of the items I just selected is the countertop for our kitchen. PaperStone is one of the ‘greenest’ architectural surface on the market today.

8 Ways to Green Your Spring

The Green Changemakers

If you just can’t live without this smoky flavor, look for eco-friendly alternatives to charcoal briquettes such as those that use recycled coconut husk waste or have the Forest Stewardship Council or Rainforest Alliance SmartWood certification logo.