Domtar EarthChoice Monthly Minute | November/December 2016
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Let's Talk Turkey
While not all turkeys have it easy this holiday season, those living on the grounds of Domtar's Bennettsville, SC mill have it better than most. In an effort to increase healthy biodiversity around the facility, Domtar instituted a wildlife habitat management plan few years ago. Today those efforts are paying off, including for wild turkeys living within the mill's gates.
Improving Forestry in the Appalachians
Many small landowners don't understand that their actions can have significant, region-wide impacts. As part of the Rainforest Alliance initiative the Appalachian Woodlands Alliance (AWA),Domtar is working to ensure sustainable forest management becomes the norm in the southeastern U.S. Michael Morris, Fiber Procurement Manager at the Kingsport, TN mill explains how Domtar's partnership with AWA helps landowners realize the full potential of the valuable asset they control.
How to Engage the Right NGO Partner
At its best, a partnership with a non-governmental organization (NGO) can be a fruitful, symbiotic relationship. At its worst, it can be a drain on energy and resources for both parties. Boasting major partnerships that have endured for over a decade, Domtar has learned some key lessons about choosing the right one.
Did You Know?
During WWII, the site of Domtar's Espanola, Ontario mill was used as a prisoner-of-war camp for captured soldiers. In the winter, they were even provided with two recreational ice surfaces - one for hockey, and one for curling!
What's Your EarthChoice?Unfortunately 40% of food in the America is wasted, costing the average family of four $1,500 a year. In this season of plenty, help reduce food waste by choosing appropriate portions, boxing up leftovers and freezing meals. You can also give back by donating unused ingredients from holiday recipes to your local food bank. Source: www.savethefood.com
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