For the past several months, Cascades and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) have been working together on an unusual project. It’s a rather surprising association: the pulp and paper sector is teaming up with podiatry in a research program that involves developing a bioactive podiatry product made from wood fibre.
The waters of the Presumpscot River in Maine play a critical role for Sappi’s Westbrook Mill. In addition to providing process water for the operations, Sappi’s six hydroelectric stations provide renewable energy to the mill. The communities bordering the Presumpscot value this river as much as Sappi does, and the company’s presence impacts the communities in a variety of ways.
The selection of sustainable materials, such as office paper, can make the difference to achieve LEED certification.
I know what you’re thinking - “What does paper have to do with green building?”
Though they may seem unconnected, the reality is that the selection of sustainable materials, such as office supplies like paper, used in a building’s everyday operations play an important role in reducing its negative environmental impact.
A colleague graciously gave me a copy of “On Paper” by the American author Nicholas Basbanes, a work of non-fiction that traces the two-thousand year science and art of papermaking back the source in China. Basbanes makes the eloquent case that although papermaking is commonly not included in the pantheon of the three great inventions of modernity – the compass, gunpowder and the printing press – it is well-deserving of being closely ranked just behind.
Campaign to Encourage Reading Donates 500,000 Books Nationwide
Montreal, April 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ – For the second year in a row, Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) sponsored World Book Night U.S. , an ambitious campaign to encourage reading. World Book Night U.S. distributed 500,000 free books at more than 6,000 locations nation-wide on April 23 – Shakespeare’s birthday.
All too often I hear the word “sustainability” used loosely to represent environmental performance. It bothers me because I believe it is important for people to recognize all three elements of sustainability: environmental, social and economic responsibility. At Sappi we constantly strive to balance these issues while juggling near- and long-term business strategies. When projects come together that have benefits across all three aspects, we know we’re on the right track.