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Rivanna celebrates healthy oceans with introduction of new Sea Change collection
Charlottesville, VA (June 8, 2011) - When President Obama declared June 2011 National Oceans Month, he drew a parallel between the importance of planning and managing human uses of healthy oceans and coasts, and their ability to support our economic progress and natural heritage. Oceans and coasts play an important economic role in the United States, in addition to providing critical ecological services. Rivanna Natural Designs commends those who work for responsible and sustainable management of these great resources.
Rivanna recognizes achievements in ocean conservation through its new Sea Change collection, with awards featuring FSC PURE cherry wood and metal plates cut with marine motifs. The Sea Change awards are the perfect way to honor researchers and educators who teach the public about human impacts on ocean ecosystems and to acknowledge the work of nonprofit and government organizations that take action to protect endangered marine populations. The awards also provide an excellent way to recognize restaurants, retailers, and fishing and aquaculture companies for making business decisions that move the seafood industry toward sustainability.
View the Sea Change collection here.
ABOUT RIVANNA NATURAL DESIGNS
Rivanna Natural Designs, Inc. creates and distributes awards, plaques, and corporate gifts made from organic or recycled materials and certified, sustainably harvested woods. Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) since 2002, the company is a leading U.S. provider of environmentally responsible gifts and awards, with clients in 46 states. Information regarding Rivanna Natural Designs can be found at www.rivannadesigns.com.