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Tuesday, October 01, 2002
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Event Type:
Ross Hammersley
Location Details:
1.800.536.6676 Call Staples PR representative and tell him that Staples should STOP SELLING OLD GROWTH!!:

In order to convince Staples to develop a paper procurement policy that guarantees NO old-growth wood is sold at Staples, consumers, investors, and students must make their voices heard! Below is a sample calling "rap" "Hello, my name is ____ and I'm calling to ask that Staples immediately stop the use of all old-growth fiber in its products and that it adopt an old growth-free procurement policy that will permit the company to assure its customers that no Staples product is made out of wood taken from ancient or endangered forests. As one of the fastest growing office supply companies in the world, I believe that you have a responsibility to avoid destroying the world's few remaining old growth forests. Thank you." On Tuesday, students from Massachusetts and New Hampshire will be visiting Staples corporate headquarters in Framingham, Mass. to deliver over 4,000 postcards calling on Staples to end its use of old-growth paper and fiber, and holding a press conference to alert people throughout the northeast! Throughout the rest of the day Tuesday, hundreds of people in towns and on campuses all over the country, from LA to Ann Arbor will be calling in to Staples to help this message resonate within the company! This action is part of the campaign; a nationwide corporate environmental responsibility campaign that works to unite students, investors, and consumers to convince corporations to make a change in their business practices that is beneficial to the environment! Over 70,000 people across the country have taken the pledge on-line, or in their community at demonstrations. You can too by simply visiting If you want more information, please contact Ross, the Pacific Coast Field Organizer for the campaign to find out how you can become more involved. (see contact info.)
Added to the calendar on Mon, Sep 30, 2002 5:01PM
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