Press Releases

The USGBC is in the final stages of a complete revision of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating Systems.  The third public comment period for the draft LEED 2012 standard...

March 23, 2012

The Natural Products Expo West -- the nation’s largest trade show in natural, organic and healthy products -- kicks off this week, and this year’s exhibit features numerous product launches from...

March 8, 2012

The Rainforest Alliance today announced that it has teamed up with the Sustainable Spices Initiative (SSI) to interpret the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) standards to incorporate the...

February 10, 2012

The Rainforest Alliance is pleased to announce that its verification standard for tourism businesses has been recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) -- the internationally...

February 2, 2012

This Valentine’s Day sweethearts can demonstrate their love for one another and the planet by choosing gifts and activities that protect the environment and improve the livelihoods of workers and...

February 1, 2012

The governments of Mexico and the United States -- through its Agency for International Development (USAID) -- signed a memorandum of understanding on January 19, 2012, to establish the Climate...

January 24, 2012

Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms in Peru and Kenya earned top scores at the Rainforest Alliance’s December Cupping for Quality, held at the Specialty Coffee Association of America Lab in Long...

January 18, 2012

The Rainforest Alliance is pleased to announce that Caribou Coffee, the country’s second largest coffeehouse, is the first major coffee company in the US to source 100 percent of its coffee and...

January 3, 2012

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