Invitation to Join Two Sides for 2012-2013

Submitted by: Phil Riebel 05/07/2012

Two Sides is currently inviting companies in the Graphic Communication Value Chain to join us as Commercial Members or Allied Organizations for 2012-2013. Please see the attached letter and contact us if you have any questions.

Two Sides is currently inviting companies in the Graphic Communication Value Chain to join our organization as Commercial Members or Allied Organizations to assist in promoting print and paperís great sustainability story.

Over the last year our U.S. launch significantly strengthened the Two Sides international network which now operates in 14 countries with over 1,000 members. Please join other leading U.S. companies in the print and paper sectors to help strengthen our efforts and our voice, and benefit from the many resources and benefits Two Sides offers. For testimonials from some of our current members, click here.

Since our official launch in June 2011, Two Sides U.S. has been busy accomplishing many of our preliminary objectives. We are now well positioned to grow the initiative thanks to a solid governance structure made up of senior industry people, including experts in sustainability and environmental marketing. During our first year we successfully focused on putting Two Sides ďon the mapĒ.

Our U.S. website (www.twosides.us), launched in January 2012, contains one of the largest collections of resource material on the sustainability of print and paper. Several of our members are now using our recently produced Myths and Facts booklet which can be customized to support their own environmental communications. Two Sides is also currently working on a collection of ads that will be ready for insertion into newspapers and magazines in the coming year.

Our next major initiative will challenge anti-paper and print claims coming from the nationís leading banks, utilities and telecommunications companies. Our goal is to convince at least 80% of the companies we engage to remove or change their unsupported, negative environmental claims related to print and paper. Weíre also finalizing our 2012-2013 marketing and communications plan and will continue to broaden our reach by recruiting new members.

We are counting on the support of more companies in the print and paper sector in 2012-2013 as we expand our efforts to promote the sustainability of print and paper. Joining is easy. Read our membership pages and fill out the online form before May 31st.

We strive to deliver maximum value to our members and encourage companies to take advantage of all the benefits we offer. Please donít hesitate to contact me if you have questions, concerns or ideas to share.

Phil Riebel, President and COO

E: pnr@twosides.info / T: 855-896-7433