Conservationists Announce Tree Free Campus Campaign

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Wed Oct 11 15:39:05 EST 2000


From: "wafcdc at americanlands.org" <wafcdc at americanlands.org>
Subject: Conservationists Announce Tree Free Campus Campaign

LANDSCOPE: News and Views from American Lands - October 11, 2000

Conservationists Announce Tree Free Campus Campaign

American Lands, Rainforest Action Network and Free the Planet are launching
a campaign to convince universities to cancel paper procurement contracts
with Boise Cascade and other timber corporations that are selling paper from
endangered forests to university campuses.  Boise Cascade is the largest
distributor of paper to universities and is the largest logger of public
lands in the United States.  They plan to build the world's largest chip
mill in the rare temperate rainforest of Chile.  Now, students are joining
forces to kick these lawless loggers off campus, and asking universities
instead to use 100% recycled or tree free paper.  The Tree Free Campus
packet is online at
http://www.ran.org/ran_campaigns/old_growth/campus/index.html 

. . . Consumers want no part of irresponsible forest management, especially
when better alternatives exist. You can join the Tree Free Campus list serve
to communicate with others working on this campaign.  Send an e-mail to
mailto:treefreecampus-subscribe at topica.com.   For more information contact:
Anne Martin, American Lands Field Director at 775-786-1658 or
mailto:annem at americanlands.org

Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project (SABP) Annual Meeting- October
21st: SABP will host its First Annual Project Membership Meeting on
Saturday, October 21, 2000, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kellogg
Center in Hendersonville, NC.  The public is invited to attend.  Following
updates from the board and staff various speakers will discuss environmental
issues facing us today.  At the close of the meeting SABP will lead a hike
in the Pisgah National Forest.  We will also be offering a wonderful
vegetarian lunch catered by Bearfoot Catering. Lunch is free to all who
attend.  Pre-registration is required to ensure that there is enough food
for everyone.  For more information contact Andrew George at
mailto:andrew at sabp.net or 828/258-2667.

Indiana Forest Fest October 21st- 22nd:  Please join the Hoosiers in
celebrating the 2nd Annual Indiana Forest Fest October 20-22 at Camp
Palowopec in Brown County Indiana.  The theme of the Forest Fest is
"bringing back the beauty" and will focus on restoring and expanding the
hardwood forests that once covered Indiana.  Workshops available at the Fest
will include an introduction to forest issues, forest economics, water
quality, litigation, tree climbing and much more.  For more information
check out the on-line brochure at http://bloomington.in.us/~ifa/fest or
mailto:Joshua948 at aol.com.

Virginia National Forest Protection Conference- October 21st - 22nd: You are
invited to Virginia's Second Annual National Forest Protection Conference on
October 21st - 22nd at Clarke Hall, University of Virginia in
Charlottesville, VA.  Workshops on the first day will include information on
forest issues as well as strategy and plans for action. On the second day
there will be a field trip to a going timber sale in the George Washington
National Forest.  For more information contact the Shenandoah Ecosystems
Defense Group at 804/971-1553 or mailto:sedg at firstva.com.


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Steve Holmer
Campaign Coordinator

American Lands 
726 7th Street, SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
202/547-9105
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