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Beautiful Papercraft Tree Pledges to Save 6,500 Acres of Rainforest

Posted By Moe Beitiks On January 5, 2010 @ 3:30 pm In Art,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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The idea of a tree made from paper is kind of sad and ironic. Luckily, design group Le Creative Sweatshop [1] constructed this paper tree from recycled [2], FSC-certified and carbon-neutral paper stock. Ultimately, this beautiful and intricate artwork is a plug for a generous act by Arjowiggins Creative Papers [3], who have pledged to save one hectare of Brazilian rainforest for every delegate at last month’s COP15 conference [4].

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The COP15 conference [4] had 65 delegates, so Arjowiggins Creative Papers [3] has pledged to preserve 65 hectares (6,500 acres). They’re doing it through the World Land Trust [5], putting up funds to purchase and maintain the land. The symbolic and celebratory paper tree is made of Arjowiggins’ sustainable paper stock, and Le Creative Sweatshop [1] has done some fantastic things with paper, from installations to jewelery.

As an aside: it’s kind of nice that we’re living at a time when an ecological act is a good publicity stunt. Makes you want to water an oak. Then post it on facebook [6].

+ Le Creative Sweatshop [1]

+ Arjowiggins Creative Papers [3]


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[1] Le Creative Sweatshop: http://www.lecreativesweatshop.com/

[2] recycled: http://www.inhabitat.com/recycled-materials/

[3] Arjowiggins Creative Papers: http://smr.lexispr.com/arjowigginscreativepapers

[4] COP15 conference: http://www.inhabitat.com/tag/cop15/

[5] World Land Trust: http://www.worldlandtrust.org/

[6] facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Inhabitat

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