International Paper and The Conservation Fund


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International Paper and The Conservation Fund will provide national recognition and $10,000 cash grants to two conservation/environmental education leaders at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., this summer. International Paper, one of the world?s largest forest products companies, partners each year with The Conservation Fund, a non-profit organization seeking sustainable conservation solutions for the 21st Century, to sponsor the International Paper Conservation Partnership Award and the International Paper Environmental Education Award.

Funding Interests

The International Paper Conservation Partnership Award is presented annually to an individual who has achieved significant results in the protection of habitat through a cooperative relationship with a business or company. By demonstrating that a healthy environment and a healthy economy are not mutually exclusive, this person leads in a conservation effort benefiting the environment and encourages others to form similarly productive alliances with businesses. The International Paper Environmental Education Award is presented annually to an educator who has developed an innovative approach to environmental education that significantly improves student comprehension of environmental issues, fosters an understanding of the link between environmental protection and economic growth, demonstrates leadership and inspires achievement.

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Types of Support


Grant Size

$0 to $10000

Requirements & Limitations

Current or former employees of International Paper, its subsidiaries and acquired companies or The Conservation Fund are not eligible for consideration. Nominees for the conservation Partnership Award must have achieved significant results in the protection of terrestrial or wetland habitats in the United States and demonstrated the positive value of cooperative partnerships between business and the conservation community.Potential candidates for the Environmental Education Award are elementary or secondary school educators or university faculty or staff members.

Application Process

The online application forms are available at International Paper's website and on The Conservation Fund's website.





Award nominations are being accepted through April 15.


A panel of independent judges will select the winners. The winners will be recognized in an awards ceremony in June at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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