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12 May 2002
Calling All Rainforest Heroes!!

From Martin Stephan - mstephan@ran.org 

Help tell Kinko’s “thank you” for helping to protect old growth forests!

In an exciting recent announcement Kinko’s, the huge copy-center chain, announced that it would no longer do business with Boise (formerly Boise Cascade). Boise is one of the largest companies in the United States that logs and sells old growth wood and is hurting the rainforests of the world. Boise also sells wood products that come from the tropical rainforests of the Amazon and Southeast Asia.

We want Kinko’s to know that they are doing the right thing and helping to protect the world’s rainforests. By not doing business with Boise, Kinko’s has shown they really do believe in protecting all the animals and people that live in the rainforests of the world. Often we have to write letters to companies like Boise that are doing bad things. This time we get to congratulate a job well done.

Thanks Kinko’s!

You have the power to make a positive difference!

Kinko’s is one of the largest copy-centers in the United States and uses a lot of paper. By not buying paper from Boise they are helping to protect the rainforests of the world. Creatures like the beautiful Spirit Bear in Canada now will have more protection in their forest home.

Here is what you can do to help say "thanks Kinko's":

Take a used sheet of paper and on the other side make a drawing of your favorite rainforest animal and write a short letter at the bottom. Tell Kinko’s how proud you are of them for not buying paper from Boise.

Here’s a sample letter for you to follow:

Dear Mr. Kusin,
I love the rainforests and all the animals that live there. I am excited to hear that your company is helping to protect the forests by not buying paper from Boise. Boise is a company that is hurting the world’s rainforests by logging and selling them. Thank you for helping to protect the world’s rainforests and all the creatures and people that live in them.
Thank you.

Mail the letters to:
Kinko’s
Att: Gary Kusin, Chief Executive Officer
Three Galleria Tower
13155 Noel Road
Suite 1600
Dallas, TX 75240

Please let Rainforest Action Network know if you helped and sent Kinko's a thank you letter. You can email me at mstephan@ran.org or call 800-989-7246 x335.

Thanks for all your help in protecting the world's forests!

Sincerely,

Martin Stephan
Rainforest Action Network
Old Growth Campaigner

415-398-4404 x 335 / 800-989-7246
www.ran.org
mstephan@ran.org

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