Listening Study is designed to involve collaborations
with other organizations in order to increase its reach
and expertise. We hope that trade organizations and
media will circulate information about it and encourage
their memberships to participate in it. We have also
chosen a nonprofit organization with special expertise
and/or audiences within each specific area to collaborate
on gathering responses.
are proud to have established partnership collaborations
with the following organizations:
WILDLIFE FEDERATION - Partnering on Forest Issues
National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is a not-for-profit
conservation education and advocacy organization. NWF
was founded in 1936 as a nationwide federation of grassroots
conservation groups, and has since emerged as the nationŐs
leading grassroots conservation organization, with an
extensive network of members and supporters and 47 affiliated
organizations throughout the United States and its territories.
Combining the local knowledge and focus of its strong
grassroots network with the perspective, resources and
strength of a national organization, the National Wildlife
Federation generates unparalleled support for wildlife,
wild places and a healthy environment.
partners with its affiliates and other like-minded organizations
to protect and restore wildlife habitats and biodiversity.
Its conservation work focuses on the three broad areas
of land stewardship, water resources protection and
forestry program is defined largely by work with private
landowners, restoration of habitat and ecosystem processes,
and support for market incentives encouraging forest
RECYCLED PAPER COALITION - Partnering on Market Factors
and Recycled Content Issues
Recycled Paper Coalition (RPC) was a voluntary organization
of major paper users which strove to conserve natural
resources and reduce waste by purchasing environmentally-preferred
paper products and by using paper products more efficiently.
The Coalition drew up its charter in June 1992 and numbered
over 270 members, including such corporations as Warner
Bros., Texas Instruments, Levi-Strauss (The Americas),
and Ford Motor Company. The RPC closed in 2004.
Its National Board of Directors included Bank of America,
Kaiser Permanente, Pitney Bowes, the Natural Resources
Defense Council, the California Integrated Waste Management
Board, Hewlett-Packard, Norm Thompson Outfitters, The
City of Chicago, RR Donnelley & Sons Company, Environmental
Law & Policy Center, the Alameda County Waste Management
Authority and Source Reduction and Recycling Board,
Corporate Express, American Product Distributors, and
the Walt Disney Company.
- Partnering on Chlorine Free Paper Issues
Inc. is an independent research organization that examines
the effects of business practices on the environment
and on human health. Its goal is to identify ways of
doing business that ensure environmentally sustainable
economic growth. Among its three research areas is Toxic
Chemicals and Human Health. Through tackling environmental
challenges in a serious, objective way, INFORM has earned
a reputation for thorough, accurate analysis and clear,
solution-oriented reporting. It publishes its research
in books, newsletters, articles, and on the Internet,
and its reports are used by government, industry, and
environmental leaders around the world.
FUTURES - Partnering on Tree Free Paper Issues
Futures is a non-profit environmental advocacy and consulting
group focused on catalyzing the use of agricultural
residues and other tree-free fibers in pulp & paper,
building materials, textiles and other sustainable fiber-based
products. As a business development resource, Fiber
Futures provides critical information to start-up enterprises
and initiates strategic alliances to further uses of
emerging fibers. In this respect, Fiber Futures performs
market research, refines business plans, sponsors product
showcases, convenes educational forums, identifies potential
sources of capital, and locates markets for new products.
As an information resource, Fiber Futures conveys the
benefits and opportunities for using non-traditional
fiber resources through its web site, publications and
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