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Lorax production will protest deforestation

The University’s Environmental Concerns Organization will reenact a revised version of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax on Thursday, November 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the circle of the main quadrangle.

Published in 1971, the children’s story is often read as an argument against deforestation.

The Lorax is a Seussian creature who “speaks for the trees, for the trees have no tongues” and tries in vain to prevent trees from being chopped down.

The event is part of the International Day of Action for the Boreal Forest, organized by Greenpeace, in protest of Kimberly-Clark and Kleenex’s use of ancient forests in North America to produce disposable paper products. Over 100 groups in the U.S. and Canada will be participating.

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