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Designing a Winning Package to Stop AAPI Hate

2021 Student Design Challenge winner, Claudia Natasha from the Fashion Institute of Technology, shares what inspired their winning packaging design and her hopes for the packaging future. 

Blue Sky Award Recognizes Innovative Science and Research

Chinmay Satam and Udita Ringania, past winners of the Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award share their research and perspective on the sustainability of the forest products industry.  

Sustaining the Future with Forest Management

For Denise Weinberger, a love for the paper and wood products industry runs in her blood. She discussed what sustainability means to her and how sustainable forest management positively impacts the planet for future generations.

Green Bay Packaging Achieves Net Zero Water Certification

You can’t make paper without water. That’s one reason water stewardship is so important to the paper and wood products industry. Lisa Bauer-Lotto shares news of Green Bay Packaging’s ground-breaking net-zero water achievement and how the industry is advancing sustainability. 

Growing Industry Leaders Through Mentorship

Mentorship is an essential part of any career path. It’s usually a two-way street of people working together and offering life-long learning and partnership. At Domtar’s Plymouth, North Carolina mill, two women in the paper and wood products industry are leading and achieving through partnership. …

An Influencer in the Paper and Wood Products Industry

Janet Lee is an electrical engineer at Essity’s Harrodsburg site in Kentucky. She shared her dreams for the manufacturing industry, and how she is breaking barriers in her field. 

Women Enhance the Culture of the Paper & Wood Products Industry

Forest products industries are often the largest employer in a community. Like in Ashdown, AR, where Alondria Hamilton is the Human Resources Generalist and Diversity & Inclusion Advocate for Domtar. Hear how she is influencing her community and her dreams for women in the industry. 

Women’s Contributions to Advancing a Sustainable Industry

Women are a vital part of Ahlstrom-Munksjö--from running paper machines to developing the next sustainable product. Learn how they’re empowering their female employees in sustainability roles and encouraging future generations of women to join the industry.  

Supporting Current and Future Generations of Forest Landowners

Hear from Freddie Davis, registered forester and Director of the Rural Training and Research Center. With a diverse background in forestry, Davis shares with us his work, proudest moments, and what he’s doing to help Black landowners manage their forests sustainably.

Voyagers and Pioneers Drive Paper and Wood Products Industry

The people who most inspire Levell Hairston, Vice President and General Manager of Recycling at International Paper, are voyagers and pioneers found within the paper and wood products industry.

A Sense of Belonging in the Paper and Wood Products Industry

Dr. Maja James, PHR, SHRM-CP, Senior Director Human Resources at Greif Inc. shares what the industry is doing when it comes to DE&I, and how she found a sense of belonging at Greif Inc.

Jesse Levine Reflects on AF&PA’s Sustainability Progress and Future Ahead

With a proven track record in sustainability, the paper and wood products industry attracts professionals who are passionate about the environment. This includes professionals like Jesse Levine, AF&PA's Senior Director of Energy and Environmental Policy.