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Jan 30, 2007
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Read
Location: United States

Use Co-op America's resources to tell publishers you want them to help stop deforestation.  Our WoodWise Web site gives you sample templates of effective letters to magazine publishers, or write your own letter, reminding publishers that forest loss is a slow death sentence for the many species that depend on them – including humans. 

There's no reason to cut down forests for short-term uses like magazines.  Nearly all of the 12 billion magazines printed in the US are thrown away every year.  Less than 5 percent of the paper they are printed on is recycled.  You can change that – urge the magazines you read to print on recycled paper. 

Tell them you'd like to see their magazine join our eco-paper magazine network, along with titles like the following, who are recent joiners:

  • Nick Magazine, Nickelodeon's magazine for kids, which has been using recycled for more than a year now,
  • Transitions Abroad, which printed its November/December 2006 "Responsible Travel" issue on recycled paper, with help from our WoodWise program director, Frank Locantore.  (They liked it so much they're switching for future publications!), and
  • Verdant Magazine, a new magazine about green living, launching in 2007.
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