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

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

The Link Between Forest Fires and Your Paper Choices

Originally published in Printing Impressions by Canopy Campaigner Catherine Stewart. Record-breaking heat is blasting the southwest as fires devour parts of California, New Mexico and Arizona. Eighty-thousand people were recently evacuated from the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray as fire raged through Canada’s boreal forest. Another dry, hot summer with the risk of more … Continued

5 Key Takeaways on North America’s Most Sustainable Printers

By Canopy Director Nicole Rycroft. This blog was originally published in Sustainable Brands. Remember Coles Notes? Those magical little study aids that helped bring focus and clarity to even the most mind-numbing of university courses (Hmmm, come to think of it, I wonder what they were printed on?). As a busy professional, I now rely … 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

It’s Not 1776 – But You Can Join the New Revolution

Originally published in Printing Impressions. Revolutionary change can happen suddenly, whether it’s a “tea party” that results in a new nation or the near-instant embrace of a social media platform that reshapes our reality virtually overnight. Or revolutions can take time, building slowly as more innovations occur, technological advances take hold and momentum grows. In … 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

Who makes a better Valentine? A Canopy Survey

We LOVE contests at Canopy, almost as much as we love animals, forests, and wild places, so our Valentine’s Day gift to you is a little romantic reconnaissance on our two unofficial mascots, the Spirit Bear of the Great Bear Rainforest in BC, and the Orangutan of Indonesia. Read about the appealing qualities of these … Continued

Global Companies Played Key Role in Precedent-Setting Great Bear Agreement

Originally published in Sustainable Brands by Nicole Rycroft on February 3, 2016 It has taken the combined and herculean efforts of countless individuals, but this week, the vision of the landmark Great Bear Rainforest Agreements has finally been realized. Local communities have a vibrant future and 85 percent of the rainforest in the region is … Continued