I've been fortunate to have been able to tag along with Andy Biggs this week as he gave some lectures on "Digital Printing: What Your Mother Never Told You." One question that kept popping up is "what's the most eco-friendly paper you have?" To me, the "greenest" papers in the Moab family are the Moenkopi papers. They're made from mulberry (kozo) fibers that are harvested from the bark of a living mulberry tree. The tree isn't cut down and the bark renews itself quickly. The Moenkopi Bizan takes it one step further. It's handmade, which means it's made with a minimal amount of electricity and is dried by the sun.
A lot of the folks around here are partial to cotton as being just as eco-friendly. We'll get to that next time.