Woody Harrelson Is Crowdfunding His ‘Tree-Free’ Paper Business

Photograph by Rawtographer/Prairie Paper Ventures Inc.

The actor Woody Harrelson is known for his roles in such films as White Men Can’t Jump, Natural Born Killers, and The People vs. Larry Flynt. He’s also an environmentalist who in 1998 co-founded Prairie Paper Ventures to make paper from crop waste instead of trees. The idea is to save forests as demand for paper increases (pdf) despite lofty claims about the coming paperless era. “Just know that two boxes of this paper saves one tree, so you can make a very real difference,” Harrelson says in a video on the company’s site promoting its “new paper paradigm.”

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