Celebrate the Sustainability Revolution

Join Dogwood Alliance and The Abundance Foundation at Piedmont Biofuels to celebrate the sustainability revolution on Friday, October 21st! RSVP to the VIP cocktail reception or join us later for a pizza party!

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Bold New Georgia-Pacific Policy Increases Protection for Millions of Acres of South’s Natural Hardwood Forests

In a bold commitment to forests, Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific (GP) has announced that it will not purchase trees from Endangered Forests and Special Areas, or from new pine plantations established at the expense of natural hardwood forests. The policy statement was developed in consultation with environmental groups Dogwood Alliance, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Rainforest Action Network. While GP’s new forest policy applies to all of its operations, as a first step in implementing its commitment on Endangered Forests and Special Areas, GP worked with the environmental groups and scientists to identify 11 Endangered Forests and Special Areas totaling 600,000 acres in the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Eco-Region, as well as 90 million acres of natural hardwood forests in the Southern region. Endangered Forests and Special Areas in other regions will be mapped in a similar process, over the coming years.

4th Annual Green Grades Report Finds FedEx, Staples and Office Depot Leading, Amazon and Costco Lagging

Major office supply companies and retailers received their report cards today, and while the sector saw overall progress on critical sustainability issues such as Endangered Forest protection, several prominent brands continue bad habits that harm the world’s forests, air, and water.

Now in its 4th year, the Green Grades report card informs American consumers and large purchasers of paper products on what companies are doing—or not doing—to safeguard the environment and the world’s forests.

Former Foes Team Up to Protect Forests & Fight Climate Change

Staples, Conservation Groups, Wood Products Companies and Landowners Join to Protect Forests and Combat Climate Change

Diverse Stakeholders Work to Build Credibility Within US Forest Carbon Market

Will Create Incentives to Protect, Restore and Conserve Forests While Providing Sources of Paper and Wood Products from Forests Managed to a High Environmental Standard