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Sappi Fine Paper Hosts 2012 Green Community Day August 11th

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Sappi Fine Paper North America, Boston, Mass., USA, will host the first annual 2012 Green Community Day on Saturday, August 11, at the Sappi Westbrook paper mill in Westbrook, Maine. Aimed at educating local residents on how they can positively impact the environment, Sappi's Green Community Day will invite the community to participate in hands-on activities and interactive displays for the entire family.

"As a manufacturing company, it's important for Sappi to constantly be thinking about ways we can minimize our impact on the environment," says Laura Thompson, Ph.D., director of technical marketing and sustainable development. "We also recognize that our sphere of influence extends beyond our mill gates—with suppliers and customers across the supply chain—and within our local communities. With this event, and thanks to the collaboration of our co-sponsors, we are hoping to share our knowledge and help educate the community on sustainable practices, large and small, that everyone can implement into their everyday lives."

Activities include free shredding of documents, sneaker recycling (into running tracks), electronics recycling education, a kid's bike rodeo, planting of tree seedlings, bone marrow donation education, ME chip education (child identification and protection), stream management and logging course, papermaking and crafts, bird house building, making recycled paper beads, making your own milkshakes, and instruction on how to escape a smoke filled room. Additional activities include face painting, technology demonstrations, wildlife information, and volunteer opportunities.

More information about this event is available online.


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