[Cohoes, NY] Along with Pepsi, Toyota, Hyatt and other leading corporations, Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. is committed to take action against global warming. Mohawk is a corporate sponsor of Cool Globes (www.coolglobes.com) an innovative project that uses the medium of public art to inspire individuals and organizations to take action.
"Cool Globes" Hot Ideas for a Cool Planet" is the brainchild of environmental activist Wendy Abrams. Artists from around the world including Jim Dine, Yair Engel, Tom Van Sant and Juame Plensa designed the five-foot globes to create awareness and provoke discussion about a potential solution to global warming. The grand opening celebration to officially unveil the globes is June 1 in Chicago. Together with the art exhibit, Cool Globes' special events and education initiatives, will issue a call to action to encourage individual and organizational changes in day-to-day lifestyles and business operations to reduce adverse environmental impact.
"Climate change is a major concern for Mohawk. Our goal is to help increase awareness of the issues and stimulate action for change whether at home or at work. Mohawk offers products with the smallest possible carbon footprint to provide customers with a tangible way to make a positive difference — even a business card that has less of a climate impact," says Joseph O'Connor, Senior Vice President Sales, Corporate Accounts.
Mohawk's initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have made it a leader in the paper industry. Last week, Mohawk announced select premium product lines, including Strathmore, are now made carbon neutral within its production and distribution process. For more information, please visit www.mohawkpaper.com/carbonneutral.
Recognized for its technical innovation and progressive environmental initiatives, Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. manufactures an impressive range of premium printing, writing and imaging papers. Signature grades include Strathmore®, Mohawk Superfine™, Beckett Concept®, Beckett Expression®, BriteHue®, Via®, Mohawk Color Copy® and patented Inxwell® products, Navajo® and Options®. Mohawk engineers its papers to provide optimal performance for sheetfed, web and digital printing. Mohawk papers are used in a wide variety of communications including prestigious annual reports, corporate identity systems, high-end brochures, packaging and everyday communication for businesses of all sizes and types. A leader in environmental stewardship, Mohawk is the first large-scale production facility in the U.S. to use non-polluting wind-generated electricity to manufacture paper and the first U.S. premium paper mill to produce carbon neutral papers. Many of Mohawk's recycled products are certified to the Forest Stewardship Council's [FSC] standards by SmartWood, a program of the Rainforest Alliance, and/or Green Seal.
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