International Paper in North America

Nationwide Partnerships

International Paper is proud to partner with organizations such as Earth's Birthday Project and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to make a greater impact on the communities where we live and work.

Earth's Birthday Project


The IP Foundation in North America works in cooperation with Earth’s Birthday Project to distribute butterfly kits to classrooms around the country. The kits provide caterpillars, butterfly houses, sunflower seed packets, take-home activities and a teacher’s guide with complete instructions for third-grade classrooms.

Butterflies and other hands-on, life science activities bring classrooms to life and fill students with curiosity about nature. Butterfly kits are designed to meet national and local science standards. International Paper has a strong belief in the value of early elementary education and provides kits for schools located in communities where International Paper has operations.

Visit the Earth's Birthday Project website.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

In 2013, International Paper and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced a new initiative called “Forestland Stewards”.  The purpose of the project, funded by a five-year, $7.5 million grant from International Paper, is to support restoration and habitat conservation in the coastal areas of North and South Carolina; the Cumberland Plateau in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia; and the Piney Woods of Texas and Louisiana.  This unique public-private effort enables IP to continue important work with NFWF, federal partners and grantees working on the ground to restore and improve this iconic landscape and promote sustainable working forests across the South.