Volume Five Number Two Late Fall 2001
Originally inspired by Julia Butterfly Hill, the 5R Project is a FEN campaign helping businesses and organizations source forest-friendly paper. We also help recycling efforts, and we publicize green businesses through our website, www.5Rproject.com.
This past summer, thanks to the generosity of Stephen and Tabitha King, we were able to employ Sean Bishop of Waterville as our intern. Sean approached hundreds of businesses from Bangor to Biddeford in a door to door campaign.
Signing up businesses is challenging because most do not recycle. Pick up service to businesses is virtually non existent, so most throw their trash in dumpsters. It is rare for a business to haul their recyclables to the local transfer station. Recognizing and promoting these businesses is what the 5R Project is all about. Our program is simple and straightforward, with minimal paperwork and bureaucracy.
If you would like to meet with business owners in your town to explain how 5R sponsorship will help them and the environment, please contact us! We will provide you with the information and support you need to sign up several businesses. An hour or two a week can make a big difference. We are looking for students, retirees, and anyone with an interest in helping lessen our impact on the planet.
Please call Steve Swift at Swift Arrow, 207-872-2078 or email activist@5Rproject.com
P.O. Box 2118, Augusta, Maine 04338 phone: 207-628-6404 fax - 207-628-5741 email: firstname.lastname@example.org