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Creating a more sustainable paper industry

April 28, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Environmentalists and representatives of organized labor will address "Creating a More Sustainable Paper Industry" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Teamsters Hall, 3330 Miller Road, Kalamazoo. The program is open to the public free of charge.

Speakers will discuss illegal logging activities in other countries that result in environmental devastation abroad and job losses in the United States. Featured speakers include Anne Kajir, 2006 Goldman Environmental Prize winner from Papua, New Guinea, and representatives of the United Steelworkers and the Indonesian Forestry and Allied Workers' Union.

Reservations are requested but not required. Contact Rachel Ackoff at rachel.ackoff@sierraclub.org or (202) 548-6593.

Program sponsors include the United Steelworkers, Blue Green Alliance, Goldman Environmental Prize, Sierra Club, Environmental Investigation Agency and several departments at Western Michigan University.

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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