Dogwood Alliance

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The Dogwood Alliance is an environmental nonprofit organization based in Asheville, North Carolina. The group works to achieve broad-based support to end unsustainable forestry practices in the region. They focus in the marketplace to move large paper producers and customers away from sourcing their paper from endangered forests and towards increasing the use of post-consumer recycled fiber and other environmentally-friendly alternatives. They are also developing a campaign to monetize environmental resources called Carbon Canopy, and a campaign against the use of whole trees for biofuel energy (called woody biofuel) entitled Our Forests Aren't Fuel.

Recent campaign victories include Staples, Office Depot, and Bowater[1] and the group is working to encourage fast food chains to change their practices.[2] Dogwood Alliance is based in Asheville, NC.


  1. ^ "Enviro Groups Update Office Supply Industry's Green Grades". Environmental Leader. 2008-04-07. Retrieved 2008-04-28. 
  2. ^ John Murawski (2008-02-13). "Activists Chide Yum Over Wrappers". The News & Observer. Retrieved 2008-04-28.

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