As we begin our standard revision process 2016-2017, there are several different ways for stakeholders to get involved. Please take a look at the range of options below, and help us to make the best even better! Working Groups: The Working Groups (WGs) are the most powerful institution in the revision process. Expert Forum: The deliberations of the Working Groups will be informed by two online Expert Forums for Sustainable Forest Management and for Chain of Custody. People with expertise in these two areas can apply for membership. Stakeholder Conference: In spring 2017, we will organize 2-3 Stakeholder Conferences in different geographic regions. Public Consultation: Global Public Consultations will allow stakeholders anywhere in the world to provide input into the Enquiry Drafts of the standard, for a minimum period of 60 days. Revision Newsletter: We have created a new Standards Revision Newsletter with specific information about the revision process.
Last month, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette shared a sticker with their subscribers that stated: “In honor of Earth Day, the Post-Gazette will not print on Monday, April 22.” This claim prompted Leeann Foster, Assistant to the International President of the United Steelworkers, to write a letter to the newspaper, addressing the greenwashing claim that digital-only news is more environmentally friendly. She shared, “It simply is not black and white to say that digital communication is green and paper is not. In 2016, for example, 44.7 million metric tons of e-waste was generated globally…Paper, however, is a highly and easily recyclable product that is used again and again to make more paper and boxes.” Supporting her letter with facts, Ms. Foster provided a link to our popular Two Sides Myths and Facts page. Her full letter was posted on the USW Paperworkers Facebook Page and was shared, commented on, and liked by the community.
more at: https://twosidesna.org/US/letter-to-pittsburgh-post-gazette-addressing-the-greenwashing-claim-that-digital-only-news-is-more-environmentally-friendly/