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Conservation International & SC Johnson invest in Ecuador's rainforest to offset climate impacts

A first for consumer packaged goods manufacturers, SC Johnson has made a $50,000 contribution to Conservation International's Conservation Carbon program to fund project work that will offset the carbon impacts associated with the printing and distribution of every SC Johnson Public Report dating back to 1991 as well as office paper for the past two years. Conservation International will use this investment to continue its work with the Jatun Sacha Foundation, an Ecuadorian conservation organization, to combat global warming, protect the regions' biodiversity and support local communities through the reforestation of degraded forests in northwest Ecuador.

SC Johnson's commitment will support the restoration of up to 45 acres of degraded forests along the buffer zone of Ecuador's Mache Chundul Ecological Reserve through the planting of up to 15 native hardwood tree species. As this regenerated forest grows, it will absorb 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) over the next 30 years, while providing habitat protection and benefits to local communities. Scientists have linked the rising levels of human-induced carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" -- from power plants and other industries -- as a leading cause of the destructive effects of global warming.

"SC Johnson has taken a real leadership position in recognizing the value of offsetting the carbon emissions for its annual reports," said Peter Seligmann, chairman and CEO of Conservation International. "We hope that other companies move toward offsetting their carbon impacts by investing in land-based projects that not only deal with the issue of global warming, but also focus on habitat protection and benefits for local communities. SC Johnson's commitment demonstrates that the private sector can be a powerful force in protecting the environment."

The Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve is a 300,000-acre ecological reserve established by Ecuador's Ministry of the Environment in August 19
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Contact: Jason Anderson
j.anderson@conservation.org
202-912-1464
Conservation International
13-Apr-2004


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