Consumer Choices / Expert Perspectives / Forestry

Following the Frog: Jessica Hickman of Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring

In early April, Rainforest Alliance staffer Hope Saginario caught up with Jessica Hickman of Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring at the National Wood Flooring Association Expo in Dallas, TX. The two chatted about Allegheny’s historic commitment to certification and sustainable forestry. In 1999, Hickman Lumber (Allegheny’s parent company) became the first forest manager in Pennsylvania to earn Forest … Continue reading

Agriculture / Expert Perspectives / Sustainable Agriculture Network

Always Learning and Growing

It’s rare for an organization to take a thorough look at what it is doing and ask, “Is it up to snuff?”  However, the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN)–the international coalition that owns the standard to which all Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms are audited—is currently doing just that. Here, Oliver Bach, the SAN’s director of standards and … Continue reading

Expert Perspectives / Tensie Whelan

Welcome to the Rainforest Alliance’s New Home

Last night, the Rainforest Alliance team welcomed donors, supporters, partners and friends to come visit us in our new headquarters within the historic Woolworth Building. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, drinks and good company–plus a warm welcome speech from our president Tensie Whelan. Here, we share her words of welcome. The Rainforest Alliance’s new headquarters in … Continue reading