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

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

Research Shows Customers Want to Trust – and Verify

Originally published in Printing Impressions by Catherine Stewart. As focus on the environment increases—from government commitments on climate action to personal and corporate sourcing of ethical products—it shouldn’t surprise us that customers want more information. As a recent global CSR report verified “nearly all global consumers expect companies to act responsibly, but half need to hear … Continued

Indonesia’s Largest Driver Of Deforestation Shifts Gears

On a recent visit to northern Sumatra I was struck by just how spectacular a global legacy the rainforests of Indonesia are. Home to orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos, Indonesia’s lush rainforests are the inspiration of storybooks. And with 60 billion metric tons of carbon stored in Indonesia’s peatlands, these forests are unsung heroes for our climate.

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.

Indonesian Pulp And Paper Giant APRIL’s Forest Policy Too Weak

In January 2014, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper producer and the largest driver of deforestation in the sector, released an updated Sustainable Forest Management Policy. The announcement seems to have been made in direct response to international pressure but unfortunately does nothing to really end deforestation and business as … Continued

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