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Dec 12, 2012

World: HarperCollins is grinding up rainforests for children's books

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From: Robin Averbeck, Rainforest Action Network <jels@ran.org>
Date: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 9:50 AM
Subject: HarperCollins is grinding up rainforests for children's books

Rainforest Action Network
HarperCollins: Stop grinding up rainforests for children's books
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Dear Liz,

Today, RAN released the results of independent forensic tests that concluded that paper linked to deforestation is present in popular holiday children's books, including Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas—one of HarperCollins' best sellers.

Email HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray and tell him you don't want books linked to rainforest destruction.

Bottom line: No child or parent should become an unwitting participant in rainforest destruction this holiday season.

The mixed tropical hardwood fiber found in Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas is made from ground up Indonesian rainforests, some of the most biologically diverse rainforests in the world.

The destruction of Indonesia's precious rainforests, in turn, threatens habitat for critically endangered wildlife, like Sumatran tigers. That means that HarperCollins has no way of ensuring that you, as the consumer, aren't buying Sumatran tiger habitat loss when you buy a HarperCollins book.

After working with RAN for a year and a half, Disney, the largest publisher of children's books in the world, announced a sweeping new policy last October, one that takes a major stand for forests. It's time for HarperCollins to get with the program.

What better gift could you give the kids in your life than rainforests that will still be standing and tigers that will still be alive when they grow up?

Let's make sure HarperCollins knows that we will NOT be giving our children rainforest destruction this holiday season.

Email HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray now.



Robin
For the forests,
Robin Averbeck
Rainforest Free Paper Campaigner
Twitter: @therightpaper


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