Nature Conservancy Hosts Evening with Artist Maya Lin

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Nature Conservancy Hosts Evening with Artist Maya Lin

Domtar Sponsors Lecture by Noted Artist to Discuss Design for a Living World Exhibition, Efforts to Aid The Nature Conservancy
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Maya Lin to deliver Design for a Living World lecture at October 24th Nature Conservancy event in Chicago, sponsored by Domtar.

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 1:00pm

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Montreal - October 24, 2011 - Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will deliver a lecture on October 24th about her contributions to The Nature Conservancy’s worldwide initiative to collect raw sustainable materials and create thought-provoking art pieces. The event is sponsored by Domtar, the Sustainable Paper Company, and will take place at 6 p.m. at S.R. Crown Hall on the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) main campus, 3360 S. State Street, Chicago.

Throughout Lin’s career as an artist, architect and designer, she has presented new ways of looking at the world – causing people to pause, think and address how we relate and respond to the environment. She has created a Terra bench, for instance, using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certified red maple that is sustainably harvested from Maine forests. The art piece highlights the beauty of an individual tree, while recreating forest terrain in the wave-like pattern that makes up the seat house. Fiber from this same eco-region supplies the Domtar pulp and paper mill in Windsor, Quebec that manufactures FSC® certified paper such as EarthChoice® Office Paper.

During her lecture, Ms. Lin will discuss her contribution to The Nature Conservancy’s “Design for a Living World” exhibition that is currently running at The Field Museum and the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park.

“This will be an enriching lecture, and we’re grateful for Domtar’s role in making it happen,” said Leslee Spraggins, State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois. “We have worked with Domtar for a number of years, and whether it is events like this or the Working Woodlands program, we appreciate being able to collaborate with a company that has a demonstrated commitment to sustainability.”

Admission is free, but registration is required. For further details, visit www.nature.org/Illinois or contact The Nature Conservancy at: 312-580-2368 or Illinois_events@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide – and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. The Nature Conservancy works in all 50 states and more than 30 countries – protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. For more information, visit www.nature.org.

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Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | Corporate Social Responsibility | Domtar | FSC | Forest Stewardship Council | Graphic Design | Sustainability | environment | forest certification | paper

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