November EcoHour: Eliminating Illegal Logging

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Join us on November 15th to hear from a panel of women who are in the business of promoting responsible forestry and eliminating illegal and unsustainable logging in the world’s most valuable and threatened forests.

Learn more about the Global Forest & Trade Network-North America (GFTN-NA), World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) initiative to partner with companies that are committed to responsible production and sourcing of wood and paper products.

GFTN’s technical experts in more than 34 countries help companies develop and implement responsible sourcing policies, engage with suppliers, avoid risks associated with unsustainable and controversial forest sources, and increase the wood and paper products in their supply chain that is certified.

Our Panelists

Amy Smith is the senior program officer with World Wildlife Fund’s Global Forest and Trade Network-North America (GFTN-NA). She has 15 years’ experience in tropical forestry, forest products manufacturing and marketing, and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.  In her role with GFTN-NA, Amy assists companies in understanding the sources of their forest products, implementing responsible sourcing policies, increasing the amount of credibly certified products in their supply chain, and in making market linkages between wood buyers and suppliers that share a commitment to responsible forestry and trade. Prior to her work with GFTN-NA, Amy was Director of PaTS, as well as held other positions at WWF in the U.S. and in Peru, where she provided fundraising and technical assistance for forest conservation projects.

Lisa Stocker is the sustainable business manager at Domtar, a member of the GFTN-NA and the largest integrated producer of freesheet paper in North America. Domtar aims to facilitate Forest Stewardship Council certification for the private landowners who provide the bulk of their fiber.  Lisa began her career as a forester with International Paper, responsible for land management and wood procurements.  Lisa has also served as director of forest policy and management with the American Forest and Paper Association, and was regional director of public affairs for Potlatch.  Most recently she was forestry program manager for the Rainforest Alliance TREES U.S. program.

When

Tuesday, November 15; 6:00-8:00 pm

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Where

Teaism Penn Quarter* (Map)
400 8th Street NW; Washington, DC

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