OREN publishes website documenting their victory
How do you stop Kimberly-Clark from turning valuable native forests into Kleenex? Just take a look at this new website from Otway Ranges Environment Network (OREN). The site provides an historical overview of this landmark campaign to protect the Otway forests, in Victoria, Australia.
From 1995-2008 the “refuse to use Kleenex tissues” campaign fought to save the Otway forests from becoming woodchips for Kimberly-Clark toilet paper and tissues. Through OREN’s perseverance, consumer awareness activities, and the support of communities and area residents, the campaign led to the protection of the Otway forests within the Great Otway National Park. The campaign’s final victory has ensured that clearfell logging and woodchipping of all native forest on public land in the Otways is banned and illegal.
Though they deserve a rest after all the hard work OREN’s dedication to forest protection continues, as they use their expertise to assist other campaigns battling Kimerly-Clark around the world. Since Kimberly-Clark is turning Canada’s ancient Boreal Forest into disposable tissue products, OREN supports Greenpeace’s global campaign to stop ancient forest destruction in North America.
Greenpeace campaigners and forest protectors worldwide are all wondering the same thing: if Kimberly-Clark can get out of the old growth Otway forests in Australia why can’t they get out of all endangered forests?