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Canadian designers, architects, and sustainable manufacturers are renowned worldwide for their eco-friendly buildings and furniture products. Several Canadian cities have taken initiatives to bring about change in developing and renovating projects, following the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system. Market demand has also contributed to the burgeoning sector of sustainable manufacturing in Canada.

Woodstalk is one of the few innovative materials to enter the market of sustainable products that satisfies the criteria for healthy and energy-efficient materials and processes. Made from "waste" straw, Woodstalk is an eco-friendly, high-performance panel and alternative to wood-based particleboard, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), plywood, and solid wood. This product contributes to LEED credits, as it is rapidly renewable, innovative in design, produces low emissions of harmful particles, and reuses resources (wheat straw can be recycled and renewed annually).

Recently, Dow announced the closure of its Woodstalk manufacturing facility in Manitoba on December 31, 2005. A Canadian-made panel, Woodstalk or equivalent, is core to our country's ability to produce sustainable, formaldehyde-free products. Therefore, we, the undersigned, ask that you take every measure to support new investors in reopening the plant.

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SAUVONS L'USINE CANADIENNE D'AGGLOMЙRЙ

A l'attention de: Stephane Dion, Ministre de l'Environnement; Stephen Owen, Ministre de la Diversification Economique Rйgionale; Gary Doer, Premier ministre du Manitoba

Crйateurs, architectes, et fabricants canadiens de produits industriels durables sont reconnus dans le monde entier pour leurs matйriels de construction et mobiliers qui tiennent en compte l'йcologie. Plusieurs villes canadiennes ont pris l'initiative de metttre en action des changements importants dans les projets de rйnovations et de nouvelles constructions qui suivent les critиres instaurйs par LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), un systиme de construction basй sur une йcologie durable. La demande de marchй a aussi contribuй au plein essor de ce secteur de fabrication durable au Canada.

Woodstalk est un de ces quelques produits innovateurs qui a fait sa marque dans le marchй des matйriaux durables et qui rйpond aux critиres nйcessaires pour кtre considйrйs comme produits sains et efficaces. Fabriquй de paille de rejet, Woodstalk est un panneau йcologique de haute performance et une alternative aux panneaux aglomйrйs et aux panneaux de densitй moyenne (MDF), contreplaquйs, et autres bois. Ce produit contribue а l'obtention de crйdits de LEED, parce que rapidement renouvelable, innovateur et parce qu'il produit une faible йmission de particules toxiques, et rйutilise les ressources (la paille йtant recyclable et renouvelable annuellement).

Rйcemment, Dow a annoncй la fermeture de l'usine de Woodstalk au Manitoba а datй du 31 decembre 2005. Woodstalk ou son йquivalent, en tant que panneau fabriquй au Canada est essentiel pour assurer notre capacitй nationale de production durable et de produits sans aldehydes formiques. C'est pourquoi, nous, les soussignйs, demandons que vous preniez toutes les mesures nйcessaires dans le but de soutenir de nouveaux investisseurs а rйouvrir l'usine.

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Stйphane Dion, Minister of the Environment; Stephen Owen, Minister of Western Economic Diversification; Gary Doer, Premier of Manitoba

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