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

Indonesia’s Sun Bear Rainforest: Then and Now

Canopy Senior Campaigner Catherine Stewart and I are now deep in the Indonesian Rainforest, negotiating with large Indonesian mills and meeting with local NGO allies and communities. Seven months ago, the President of Indonesia excised 5,172 hectares of land from mill giant Toba Pulp Lestari’s forest concessions. The land was given “tanah adat” (customary land) status … 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

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

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