Groundbreaking News – Literally!

Modern Pulp Mill Using Agricultural Fibers, Not Trees, Starts Construction in US by Valerie Langer   In August of 2017 bulldozers and backhoes moved in to break ground on a new pulp mill. Why is Canopy, an environmental organization, so excited about this? Well, it’s no ordinary pulp mill. Columbia Pulp is building a mill … Continued

Canopy Continues to Bring CanLit and Forest Conservation Together with The Refugium: A Story That Takes a Stand for the Last Stands of Old Growth on Vancouver Island

Most Canadians, even those concerned about the environment and conservation, would probably be shocked to learn that so little of Vancouver Island’s old growth forests remain. In fact, 90% of Vancouver Island’s productive old-growth rainforest has been logged, and the remaining 10% of the original stands of ancient and endangered forest are under threat.   To … Continued

VIDEO: The Refugium writers discuss ancient forests

Canopy asked authors, Margaret Atwood, Terry Fallis, Suzanne Buffam, John Valliant, Laura Trunkey, Madeleine Thein, Karen Solie, Emma Donoghue, Andrew Pyper, and Ann-Marie MacDonald to play a game of exquisite corpse to write about Vancouver Island’s last remaining ancient forests. In these videos writers Terry Fallis, Madeleine Thien, Andrew Pyper and John Valliant talk about … Continued

Getting to Know the Broadback Forest

  Knowing all there is to know about the Boreal Forest of Canada is an almost impossible task. It spans 2.7 million square km, holds 1.5 million lakes and is home to four million people. If you are lucky enough – like we are at Canopy – you have spent some time in its realm, … Continued

From Zero to 100 for Forests – A CanopyStyle Timeline

In a short three-and-a-half years, the CanopyStyle campaign, which sees fashion designers, brands, and fabric manufacturers pledge to end the use of ancient and endangered forests in their supply chains, has become the fastest moving environmental initiative in the apparel industry. Here’s a look back on how that happened.   November 2012 International award winning … Continued

Canopy is hiring!

If you’ve always dreamed of running away with the Cirque du Canopy, your chance may be here. We are looking for two new people to join our team!   Job Vacancy: Money Charmer aka Development Director Position Location: Flexible FTE: Full-Time – hours Closing Date for Applications: Ongoing until filled DevoDirector Posting     Job … Continued

Love for Canopy

Sending holiday love. I’m going to come right out and say it — the Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia is the most perfect place on earth. I should know, I live here! Did you know that Indonesia’s tropical rainforests contain 10% of the entire world’s mammal species? And 16% the world’s bird species, and 11% of all … Continued

A message from a Reindeer*

  *Or Caribou. This is the season to connect. At any other time of year, a Woodland Caribou like me would not want to be called a Reindeer, even if we are pretty much the same species. Unlike my European cousins, Reindeer, we Caribou are big, wild, and have never been domesticated. But around the holidays… well, everyone … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving, from Canopy

  This Thanksgiving at Canopy we are thankful for many things . . . Finalizing the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements – a precedent setting conservation win globally Securing significant conservation advances in critical forests in Indonesia and Canada’s Boreal forests Driving the fastest growing environmental initiative in the fashion industry through CanopyStyle Corporate leaders who … Continued