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Two Sides Announces Eco-graphic Contest Winner

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Yesterday at Print 13, Phil Riebel, President of Two Sides US, announced the winner of the Two Sides Eco-graphic contest: Lynette Maymi, a 34-year-old design professional from Pompano Beach, Fla. The grand prize is $2,500. Runners up/honorable mentions include Two other designers received honorable mentions:  Taylor Pederson, Chanhassen, Minn., and ...

SFI Launches Consumer Microsite

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

To help consumers learn more about sustainable forestry, and ideally make better decisions when purchasing items derived from forestry products, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has launched a new microsite designed to explain the raison d’être of sustainable forestry, SFI governance and basic principles, and the meaning of the SFI ...

National Geographic Explores Their World

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Over at Dead Tree Edition, our friend Mr. Tree (if that is his name) turns the microphone over to Frank Locantore, Project Director of the Green America Better Paper Project, to discuss the highlights of a new study (pdf) commissioned by the National Geographic Society and conducted by Environ that ...

One Source of Deforestation: Chopsticks

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Here’s a good question for your next cocktail party: how many chopsticks can you get one tree? Turns out, the answer is 4,000, but as this article in the Washington Post last week pointed out, that’s not enough to keep up with the demand for disposable chopsticks, which consumes up ...

Going Green Two Sides Fast Fact #43

Monday, March 18th, 2013

WhatTheyThink’s Going Green has joined forces with Two Sides to help address the “perceptions” that paper destroys forests, that electronic media are “greener” than print and paper, and that recycling is the solution to all environmental ills. “Whose woods these are I think I know...” Well, maybe not. According to a ...

Going Green Two Sides Fast Fact #41

Monday, February 11th, 2013

WhatTheyThink’s Going Green has joined forces with Two Sides to help address the “perceptions” that paper destroys forests, that electronic media are “greener” than print and paper, and that recycling is the solution to all environmental ills. Over at Two Sides UK, a link to a short paper from a Stanford ...

SFI Announces Forestry Photo Contest

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

As they say, “take only pictures and leave only footprints.” As for the former, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has announced that they are now accepting entries for the 2013 SFI Forestry Photo Contest, open to professional, amateur, and pro-am photographers. Awards will be given in six categories: Biodiversity Conservation (must be ...

Going Green Two Sides Fast Fact #40

Monday, February 4th, 2013

WhatTheyThink’s Going Green has joined forces with Two Sides to help address the “perceptions” that paper destroys forests, that electronic media are “greener” than print and paper, and that recycling is the solution to all environmental ills. Via Two Sides UK, WWF’s new Living Forests Report says, in part, “By 2050, ...

Cross Words

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Oh, et tu, Will Shortz?

Going Green Two Sides Fast Fact #34

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

WhatTheyThink’s Going Green has joined forces with Two Sides to help address the “perceptions” that paper destroys forests, that electronic media are “greener” than print and paper, and that recycling is the solution to all environmental ills. A 2009 study found that, in the Western U.S. alone, “tree mortality rates have ...