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International Paper Receives Award from National Geographic Society

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The National Geographic Society presented its Chairman's Award to International Paper, Memphis, Tenn., USA, for the company's considerable efforts toward improving the quality of geography education in the nation's schools.The Chairman's Award is given to individuals and organizations for outstanding leadership in education, conservation, and wildlife management programs.

International Paper has given more than $5 million since 1997 to National Geographic's environmental education and literacy efforts. International Paper donations have provided classroom resources and training to geography educators, a MapMachine on NationalGeographic.com, and classroom magazines for children. These environmental and literacy education efforts reinforce the importance of conservation and natural sciences.