Asheville, NC (PRWEB) June 17, 2014
Today Dogwood Alliance is proud to join with 120 organizations around the world to announce the Environmental Paper Network’s (EPN) new Global Paper Vision. As a founding member of the EPN, Dogwood Alliance is proud to endorse this important vision for a more responsible forest products industry and to stand with colleagues from the environmental movement all across the world.
The Global Paper Vision addresses the priorities for social responsibility and environmental conservation in response to a projected doubling of global paper consumption in the next 30 years as well as the industry’s influence on biodiversity, forest health, global warming, air and water quality, and local communities. Dogwood has long relied on the EPN and the Global Vision as a core resource in their own Paper Campaign to transform the paper industry here in the US South wherein they have secured commitments from some of the largest paper producers and consumers in the world, including Staples, McDonalds, Georgia-Pacific and International Paper.
The Global Paper Vision identifies key objectives for change, including: reducing consumption; maximizing recycled content; sourcing fiber responsibly; reducing greenhouse gas emissions; ensuring clean production, social responsibility and transparency. Moving forward, Dogwood will build these goals as they continue their Paper Campaign.
Joshua Martin, the Director of the EPN says, “The Global Paper Vision is the unification of an influential global movement. From today forward, we are all going to be asking at every level, all over the world, ‘What’s in your paper?’ and challenging the industry and consumers to commit to ambitious and bold actions that protect people and the planet.”
Dogwood Alliance is a coalition of grassroots activists dedicated to defending the unique forests of the Southern United States. They have have already transformed the paper- and pulp- buying practices of some of the largest corporations on the planet, and they are just getting started.