Green America

The Better Paper Project is a campaign of Green America, a national nonprofit working to harness economic power – the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace – to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Want to learn more about Green America and all of its great programs? Visit our website.

Environmental Paper Network
Environmental Paper Network participants

Better Paper Project is proud to be part of the Environmental Paper Network (EPN), an alliance of organizations working to address challenges and opportunities for social justice and conservation presented by the expanding forest, pulp, and paper industry.

“We seek the successful transition to pulp and paper that is part of the solution to climate change and is made from responsibly sourced fibres, using entirely low-carbon, renewable energy, with water that is as clean after paper production as before, producing zero waste and zero emissions.” - EPN Vision

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Better Paper Project Director

Beth Porter became the project director in 2015. She has a deep passion for forest protection and has been a tree lover her whole life. Prior to joining the team at Green America, Beth managed over 250 conservation projects across the US, with a focus on conservation easements and land acquisitions for wildlife habitat protection. She is originally from North Carolina and has experience working with a variety of environmental groups throughout the region. Beth also co-authored the Western North Carolina Report Card on Forest Sustainability while working in Asheville, NC. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, with a focus on policy and forest ecology, from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.