It has been the best of years, it has been the worst of years…

    Maybe that’s not exactly true, but how could I resist? It is truly wonderful that the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements were ratified in February 2016, making 85 percent of this gem of coastal temperate rainforest permanently off limits to logging. The Agreements were years in the making, and are precedent setting. And pretty … Continued

Recipe for a sustainable sourcing policy with sauce

Originally published in Rolland Inc. by Canopy Campaigner Neva Murtha. Over the 15 years Canopy has been working with publishers, printers, large corporate paper buyers, and pulp and paper mills (including Rolland) to develop and implement sustainable paper procurement policies, we have seen tremendous shifts in where the “leadership bar” is set. Some companies, such … Continued

YIMBY! explained in short video

Could your community be the ideal location for a straw based pulp mill? Over the past decade, Canopy has dramatically increased market demand for agricultural residue based paper, which can save trees, energy and water. And now we are working with investors interested in building new pulp and paper infrastructure in North America. Through YIMBY!, or Yes, … Continued

Transparency In Environmental Printing

Sustainability reporting for a growing number of companies has become an integral part of building brand value and communicating to customers. It is an important way for all of us to assess a corporation’s commitment to social and environmental issues and help us make choices that match our own values.

The Need for Straw Pulp Mills in North America

Over the years people have said we were nuts to think about making papers with wheat straw in North America and at least three people in the virgin paper industry have told me it will never happen. Persistence pays off and as a result I am pleased to say that our leadership has fostered a trend that is now gaining real momentum.

Saving Forests One Luxurious Sip At A Time

When you take a sip of Salt Spring Coffee, you get more than exceptional coffee. You are also supporting sustainable agriculture practices that protect carbon-rich forests and preserve habitat that is home to thousands of migratory birds.

Will Asia Pulp and Paper’s policy protect Indonesian forests?

By Dan Howells, Canopy Campaign Director Anniversaries are a funny thing. Especially the early ones. They mark the passing of time and measure where we are – whether in life, at work, amongst friends, or with loved ones. February 5, 2014 was an anniversary. The first one. One year ago, Indonesia’s largest logging company, Asia Pulp … Continued

Quebec Government Approval is Only Step Missing for Protection of 13,000 km2 in the Boreal

Canopy Applauds Conservation Vision of the Cree Grand Council for the Broadback Valley Montréal, April 11th 2013 – Canopy welcomes and supports the announcement made by the Cree Grand Council, a protected area proposal totaling 13,000km2 in the Broadback Valley Forest of northern Québec.  Initiated by the communities of Waswanipi, Nemaska and Oujé-Bougoumou, these candidate protected areas … Continued