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An Environmental impact Assessment (EIA) is an assessment of the possible impact—positive or negative—on the environment when a new activity/program is introduced in an area. The assessment considers natural, social and economic aspects.
 
The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that possible environmental impacts are considered before deciding to go ahead with the program or designs the program to avoid possible negative impact.

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Representatives from leading UK furniture retailer Barker & Stonehouse

Representatives from leading UK furniture retailer Barker & Stonehouse and the wholesale distributor BakerBedford visited the Trees4Trees program in Central Java to learn more about the program and spend time with some of the program's participating growers.
 
Empowering local individuals and communities to sustainably manage their planted forests and obtain benefit from the commercial use of these resources is a primary goal of the Trees4Trees™ program.
 

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Ms. Yustina Ambarini Murdiningrum, a PhD candidate at the Charles Sturt University's Institute for Land, Water and Society, will study the Trees4Trees Foundation and it's program activities as a component of her academic research in relation to community-based forest management in Indonesia.
 
Ms. Murdiningrum will be based in Albury, Australia, and will spend time in Central Java with the Trees4TreesTM team to undertake components of her field research and interviews. Dr Digby Race will supervise Ms. Murdiningrum's research.
 

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The Archipelago Fest 2009 - Adopt a Tree Initiative is a partnership fund raising activity of the Manan and Trees4Trees Foundations. The event will be undertaken at Supermal Karawaci, Jakarta, Indonesia from the 30th October to the 1st November 2009.
 

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Old Java produces fabulous handcrafted furniture combining quality and value. The furniture collection is internationally recognized for its simplicity and style.
 
The furniture is skillfully created from teak and mahogany (new and reclaimed) and natural materials including leather, rattan and banana fibre. Sound joinery techniques, traditional carving and hand-finishing of the furniture completes the Old Java ‘look’.
 

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The initial seedlings germinated in June, will be planted later this year when they have reached a suitable size for planting. The nurseries are located in the villages of Karangreja, Bojong, and Patemon. These nurseries are situated at three different altitudes on the slopes of Mount Slamet, an active volcano, to provide seedlings adapted to local conditions.
 

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An Indonesian re-forestation programme - co-founded by a leading UK furniture retailer - has received a boost after the range of sustainable furniture it has designed and sourced is now displayed by over 125 UK retailers in its first six months following launch.
 
An Indonesian re-forestation programme - co-founded by a leading UK furniture retailer - has received a boost after the range of sustainable furniture it has designed and sourced is now displayed by over 125 UK retailers in its first six months following launch.
 
 

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A non-profit community reforestation programme in Indonesia has launched a new ethical range of timber furniture in the UK, aimed at providing a responsibly -sourced, ethical
range of products via the independent and small retailer market.
 
 
Trees4Trees has been founded with support and funding from leading independent UK furniture retailer, Barker and Stonehouse. The firm has provided finance, support and

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Central Java is a long way from recessionary, wintry Teesside. In the sweltering forests of the former, villagers are learning how to grow, safeguard and eventually sell valuable timber from saplings. Mango, teak and mahogany, much of it destined for dining rooms in Britain, will be sold to local manufacturers. At the end of the wood's long journey down the supply chain, the customer will be able to check the provenance of the furniture on the internet.
 
 
Marcus Leroux - The Times, January 26, 2009
 

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A not-for-profit community reforestation programme in Indonesia has launched an eco-friendly, ethical range of high-quality timber furniture in the UK.
 
 
A not-for-profit community reforestation programme in Indonesia has launched an eco-friendly, ethical range of high-quality timber furniture in the UK.
 
 
Trees4TreesTM, which is backed by leading independent home furnishings retailer, Barker and Stonehouse (B&S), aims to provide beds, chests of drawers and kitchen and dining tables that are responsibly and ethically sourced.
 

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Harvesting responsible wood

Trees4Trees™ has been planting trees in Central Java communities since 2007. One of the big benefits of community forestry is that in addition to added tree cover it provides an income for those communities when the trees are harvested. Some of the fast growing species planted by Trees4Trees are already coming to harvest-able maturity.

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Maintenance in the upstream river area is important to ongoing healthy water supply

Water is the essence of life and to provide a healthy living environment for local communities, the water supply must be clean and protected.

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