UNITED METHODIST WOMEN ACTION CAMPAIGN
visit a Staples office supply store.
if they stock New Life DP 100 Processed Chlorine Free paper.
do not need to purchase any paper.
the STAPLES Report Card on the back of this page to tell us what the staff
person's response was, location and if they stocked the paper. Please return
the report card to: Women's Division Office of Community Action, 475
Riverside Dr. Room 1502,
New York, NY 10115 as soon as possible but no later than April
can E-mail us at SLee@gbgm- umc.org with your
answer to the report card. OR Fax the page
to: Office of Community Action, CSR at 212-870-3766.
electronic version of the report card will be available on the UMW website
for your reference: http://gbgm-umc.org/WOMENS-DIVISION/
“She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and
immediately her hemorrhage stopped…[Jesus]
said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.’” Luke
of Resolutions, UMC, 2000, Steps Toward a Dioxin-Free Future, pgs. 70-72.
organization of the United Methodist Women has made it a priority to
help prevent cancer BEFORE it starts. We have been educating ourselves
about what we can do and participate in advocacy efforts to remove
environmental toxins known or suspected of causing breast and other
forms of cancer. The most serious of these is dioxin.
is the umbrella term for a variety of chemicals that are the unintended
byproducts of manufacturing or incineration process involving chlorine
or bromine. A major source of dioxin is from the chlorine bleaching
of pulp to make paper. Technology exists to produce high quality paper
without chlorine. Some manufacturers have begun to switch to a non-chlorine
bleaching process. In many cases, the cost to the consumer is comparable
to "regular" paper prices. In fact, if more consumers request
processed chlorine-free paper, we will expand the market for it and
drive down prices.
United Methodist Women members are already doing their part by working
with their churches and local units, like Battle Creek, MI, Adrian,
MI to switch to chlorine-free paper. Wherever possible they are selecting
processed chlorine-free paper (PCF), which means that it has recycled
content and no chlorine in the papermaking. We want to make it easier
for everyone to find and use such paper.
promotional literature extols the company's environmental concerns.
In fact, Staples is stocking this paper as a trial in selected stores
to see how and if the general public understands the issues. That's
why we think this is a very "winnable" campaign. The Women's
Division invites you to join us in showing Staples foot-dragging lower
management that there is a significant national demand for PCF paper.
Our goal is to have at least 1000 report cards completed to present
to Staples’ CEO in the Spring of 2004.
us come together in this campaign to honor all of those who have had
a cancer diagnosis by taking a few minutes to help make a difference!
If there isn't a Staples store near you, go to the web and please request
New Life DP 100 and pass these materials along. Encourage a relative,
friend, or co-worker who could make this quick visit to do so.
STAPLES Report Card
how satisfied were you with your experience at STAPLES today? (Circle
One or indicate number)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
extremely dissatisfied extremely
your STAPLES store carry Processed Chlorine Free (PCF) Paper (New
Life DP 100)?
your STAPLES store did not have PCF paper in stock, did personnel
offer to special order it?
your STAPLES store did not have PCF paper in stock, was management
willing to listen to your background information about the importance
was their response?
is the location of your STAPLES store?
of visit: Time
Methodist Women Conference/District/Local Unit:
Code: Telephone: E-mail:
on your participation in this campaign for Environmental Justice!
return this form to: Women’s Division, Office of Community Action,
475 Riverside Dr. Room 1502, New York, NY 10115 OR fax to: 212-870-3766 OR Email
Feb 16, 2004