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Did you know there's a Corporate Death Care industry?

That's right. And it seems that no aspect of our economy is immune to the temptation of greenwashing. Thankfully, there are more than 300 cemeteries and funeral homes across the country offering eco-friendly death care. The Green Burial Council is the standard-bearer for truth and transparency in death care.

Does the SFI EcoLabel Approve Forest Destruction?

I recently attended Eugene, Oregon's famous environmental law conference. In the entryway on the bottom floor of the building where the conference sessions were being held, there were a series of environmental organizational tables including TarSands Blockade, which is using non-violent direct action to stop the construction of KeyStone XL, and Forest Ethics, a national non-profit working to protect our forests. A giant banner hanging above the Forest Ethics table caught my eye. It said, "SFI: Certified Greenwash".

Local Investment Opportunities Networks

You know it's important to "buy local." What if you could also invest local?

As the Slow Money investment movement grows, Local Investment Opportunity Networks, or LIONs are springing up across the country in places as diverse as: Port Townsend, WA, Portland, OR, Ithaca, NY, New York City, and Madison, WI. A LION is simply a way to connect local investors with local businesses that need loans. It’s a potent alternative to Wall Street.

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***ALERT: Label Under Boycott***What the SFI claims: "The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) label is a sign you are buying wood and paper products from well-managed forests, backed by a rigorous, third-party certification audit."What Stop SFI Greenwash claims: "The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) label is a huge industry scam that should be avoided at all costs. The SFI puts its greenwash label on wood and paper products connected with chopping down the oldest trees we have left, cutting down patches of forest the size of 90 football fields, the aerial spraying of toxic chemicals on communities, polluting waterways, spurring landslides, and threatening rare wildlife. This greenwashed eco label is bought and paid for by the very industry that it is supposed to be regulating. SFI: pure greenwashing."Website: http://forestethics.org/sustainable-forestry-initiative

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