Kathy Abusow is President & CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI), a non-profit that plays a central role in strengthening the vital links between sustainable forestry, responsible purchasing and thriving communities. Kathy is committed to raising awareness that well managed forests provide products and benefits that help society at large. These forests store carbon, clean the air we breathe and the water we drink, provide habitat for many species, and produce products that improve our quality of life. Forests certified to SFI Standards span a quarter billion acres from Canada’s Boreal to the US South, and millions of additional acres are positively influenced by SFI Standards and programs for the responsible procurement of forest products. Her talk emphasizes how we need not only to hug the trees, but the forests as well.
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MFMA offers five annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for secondary, advanced or trade school education. Applicants were considered based on academics, fields of study and written essay responses. We are honored to announch this year's MFMA Scholarship Recipients.
Noah Benzing, Trine University, Angola, IN, Sports Management
Madison Cook, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK, Coaching / Science Education
Avyion Fisher, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID, Business / Coaching
Savannah Haines, University of Maine, Orono, ME, Forestry
Paige Mattfeld, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, Architecture
Philadelphia native and new member of the Miami Heat, Wayne Ellington and Connor Sports® will host the first annual Philadelphia Peace Games, aimed to bring at-risk youth and young adults together while emphasizing gun violence prevention and advocacy. The event will take place at Girard College on Saturday, August 20, and will include a basketball tournament open to the public.
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