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Democrats Pledge to Green the U.S. House of Representatives

[Washington, DC] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today said Democrats would start to operate the House buildings “in a carbon neutral manner” at the earliest possible date with a deadline of the end of this Congress in late 2008 or early 2009. The House will buy only furnishings that contain recycled products or wood certified as sustainable by the Sustainable Forests Initiative, the Forest Stewardship Council or similar programs under the new plan. “Implementing this recommendation will make a small contribution toward insuring biodiverse forests for future generations,” Beard said.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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