TELL J. CREW'S CEO TO STOP DESTROYING
FORESTS FOR CATALOGS!
to J. Crew CEO Millard Drexler and demand that J. Crew commit to an
ecologically responsible paper policy for its catalogs. You can use the sample letter below as a
model in composing your letter.
Mr. Millard Drexler
and Chairman of the Board
New York, NY
am writing to express my concerns about the impacts your company is having on
Endangered Forests with your production of catalogs. We are concerned about our
forests, and our local and global communities. We urge you to end your
company’s use of products made from the destruction of Endangered Forest
and become an environmental leader in the catalog industry.
day Endangered Forests such as the Great North American Boreal are being
destroyed and clear-cut at unsustainable rates to make disposable and wasteful
paper products. The livelihoods and
quality of life of many indigenous communities of Canada are being trampled on. As
you may know, North America's Boreal Forest is
one of the largest unspoiled forests remaining on earth. At 1.4 billion acres,
it's larger than the Brazilian Amazon. Globally, the Boreal Forest constitutes
the world's largest terrestrial storehouse of carbon, making it one of the
Earth's most important defenses against global warming. It is home to rare species of wolves,
wolverines, and endangered woodland caribou, and nearly fifty percent of all
the bird species found in the United
States spend at least part of their life in
is the kind of area that should be preserved for the future, and it presents us
with one of the truly great conservation opportunities of our lifetime. As one of the largest catalog distributors in
the country and a leader in the marketplace, your company should be taking the
lead to help make this a reality.
urge your company to develop and implement an environmentally responsible
procurement policy that will:
End purchases from any company that is not identifying and halting
logging in Endangered Forests like the Canadian Boreal;
Maximize post-consumer recycled content in catalogs and set goals to
Reduce the amount of paper they use.
urge you, as CEO of one of the largest catalog companies in the world, to join
us in protecting our fragile ecosystem by becoming an industry leader by using
catalogs made with high levels of post-consumer recycled fiber.
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