New Canopy survey results an invaluable resource for printers and their customers. June 17, 2013, Toronto: Large-volume paper users, including Sprint and over 700 publishers and printers with ecopaper policies in place, are welcoming today’s release by Canopy of North America’s Green Print Leadership Report, a resource that will help them meet corporate sustainability goals. The conservation group’s ‘first of its kind’ report identifies North American printers taking steps to go beyond the basics on environmentally responsible paper sourcing. The report profiles printer leaders engaging in procurement policy development, forest conservation initiatives and voluntary sustainability reporting.
Putting Sustainability Above the Fold: Canopy Presenting at 'Ink and Beyond' National Newspaper Conference
Members of the Canadian newspaper industry, from publishers to production leads, are gathering in Ottawa this morning to listen to Canopy’s Executive Director Nicole Rycroft host a panel on sustainability in the newspaper sector. Joined by Toronto Star publisher, John Cruikshank and Julia Kamula, a Vice President with TC Media/TC Transcontinental, the panelists will tackle the tough issues facing an industry reliant on paper yet striving for more environmentally responsible, ‘greener’ practices. Rycroft and Canopy’s Corporate Campaigner Tara Sawatsky will also give attendees a ‘sneak peak’ at the organization’s upcoming International Newspaper Environmental Leadership Report.
Conservation Group Withdraws From Boreal Forest Agreement With Industry Not One Hectare Of Forest Has Been Protected In Three Years
Canopy, a leading forest conservation group, today announced its withdrawal from the once praised Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA), endorsed by forest industry and environmental groups to protect Canada’s Boreal forest. After almost three years since the agreement was announced, not one hectare of Canada’s Boreal forest has been protected. Canopy has determined more meaningful and timely results for the Boreal forest can be achieved through its work helping to shape the paper purchasing decisions of major consumers.
Un Groupe Voué À La Conservation Se Retire De L’entente Sur La Forêt Boréale Conclue Avec L’industrie Pas Un Seul Hectare De Forêt N’a Été Protégé En Trois Ans
Canopée, un important groupe voué à la conservation de la forêt, a annoncé aujourd’hui son retrait de l’Entente sur la forêt boréale canadienne (EFBC). Endossée par l’industrie forestière et des groupes environnementaux, cette entente a été conclue dans le but de protéger la forêt boréale au Canada. Or, presque trois ans à la suite de son annonce, pas un seul hectare de forêt boréale canadienne n’a été protégé. Canopée a conséquemment déterminé que des résultats plus probants et opportuns peuvent être obtenus par l’entremise de son travail consistant à épauler les grands consommateurs dans leurs choix d’approvisionnement en papier.
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 are now included in a new approach to the entire watershed, increasing the effectiveness of the proposed conservation strategy.
Canopy Applauds Torstar’s Global Operations for New Commitment to the World’s Ancient and Endangered Forests
April 2, 2013 (Toronto) –Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS-B) has launched corporate-wide Environmental Purchasing Principles to encourage suppliers to eliminate the use of fiber from ancient and endangered forests, empower business units with the option of choosing to preference post-consumer recycled fiber and encourage improvement of all forest certification systems with Forest Stewardship Council certification (FSC) as the target standard.
Alice Munro and Yann Martel Give Life to Forests: Authors sign rare collectors’ editions made from straw and recycled paper
Celebrated authors Alice Munro and Yann Martel have collaborated with award-winning environmental group Canopy to print collectors’ editions of their bestselling books Dear Life and Life of Pi. Printed specially on forest-saving paper made from straw and post consumer recycled content (1) rather than trees, the books highlight a viable solution to logging carbon-rich forests for paper. Published by Random House of Canada, a limited number of signed copies of each book will be available from these printings. All proceeds go towards Canopy’s continued forest conservation work and development of alternative paper sources.
Canopy announces the launch of a search for global newspaper publishers and media companies who are leading the way on environmental issues. The International Newspaper Environmental Leadership Survey will be circulated to the world’s most influential newspaper companies, representing over 60 titles, and is also open to any newspaper company to complete.
Canopy Honours Corporate Leaders for Forest Protection December 6th, 2012, Toronto: Today Canopy is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards. This year’s recipients are leading the way on meaningful action to protect the world’s forests, climate and species, by greening their pulp and paper purchasing, and working to support on-the-ground conservation initiatives.
Paper made from agricultural waste is good news for forests and for farmers
Today Canopy is pleased to announce the 2012 Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards are open for entry. With a shorter survey design, it is quicker and easier than ever to enter your company’s name in the running for the gold standard in forest protection and responsible paper purchasing. The 2012 Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards categories include Ancient Forest Friendly™ - Gold, Best In Class, Conservation Supporter, and Most Improved. All companies who complete the 2012 Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards survey will be recognized for their investment.
Today marks an important step forward in protecting forests: straw-based copy paper with 80 per cent less forest fibre than traditional paper is now widely available to Canadian consumers, small businesses and home offices at Staples Canada.
Canopy announces the release of the first comprehensive effort to identify North America’s greenest printers. The Green Print Leadership Survey will be circulated to the top 50 printers in North America to identify those demonstrating the highest green standards and engagement on forest conservation.
Sprint shifts to new 2-in-1 reusable ecoEnvelope as part of broader commitments to responsible forest product procurement and optimal paper use developed with Canopy.
CBFA Status Report Reveals Lack of Results on 2nd Anniversary of World’s Largest Conservation Initiative
NEW REPORT PRAISES SELECT LEADING GREEN PUBLISHERS December 6, 2011 Toronto: The New York Times, Hearst, McClatchy, and Tribune – as well as Canadian publisher The Globe and Mail – are among the greenest in the newspaper industry says the new report from Canopy and Green Press Initiative. Above the Fold 2011: Environmental Leadership in the Newspaper Sector reveals exceptional efforts by these companies to lead the industry on sustainability, and details cutting edge environmental initiatives from newspaper publishers around the world.
Scholastic, Transcontinental & Cottage Life Honoured with Inaugural Canopy Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards
Publishing giants achieve Gold Standard for Forest Protection and Conservation Advocacy November 3, 2011 Vancouver: Nonprofit environmental organization Canopy is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards. Recipients are recognized for meaningful action to protect the world’s forests and climate by improving the eco-performance of their paper purchasing, and advancing landmark conservation initiatives on the ground.
Author and ENGO combine forces to kick start new resource sector that protects forests. For release October 11, 2011 Toronto: Today, Margaret Atwood and forest advocacy non-profit Canopy released a limited special edition of Atwood’s new book In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, on a revolutionary new form of paper. Developed by Canopy, Second Harvest Paper is a North American first, containing only straw leftover after the grain harvest and recycled paper. The special edition Atwood title is the first book in North America to be printed on this pioneering paper.
For Immediate Release - Sept 6th, 2011 – Toronto
Today Canopy recognizes a significant step forward in Canada’s Boreal Forest as AbitibiBowater (NYSE: ABH) (TSX: ABH) announces a new Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. AbitibiBowater manages the largest area of publicly-owned forest in Canada. With the addition of this 2.5 million hectare tenure in Northern Ontario, approximately 1/3 of AbitibiBowater’s tenures are now FSC certified.
August 17, 2011 - New Orleans, LA. The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (formerly the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies), representing 129 alternative weekly news organizations, voted unanimously to endorse the Newspaper Industry Environmental Vision at its annual July convention in New Orleans.
Metro is FSC certified: Metro Montreal becomes the first daily newspaper in North America to ensure it is printed on FSC paper. The company also adopted a global environmental policy.
June 27, 2011 - Metro Montreal
Starting Monday, the Metro Montreal newspaper is printed on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Montreal Metro is also taking a leading position in the Canadian newspaper industry by adopting an environmental policy, in collaboration with the conservation organization non-profit Canopy.
No Greenwash: Metro Montreal’s new environmental policy is a North American first with strong commitments and 100% FSC certified newsprint guaranteed
June 27, 2011 - Montreal: Today Metro Montreal begins printing exclusively on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper as part of a new environmental policy launched in collaboration with North American environmental organization, Canopy.
The groundbreaking policy developed with Canopy establishes Metro Montreal as an environmental leader among newspapers, and the first in North America to guarantee all of its newsprint is FSC certified, the only forest certification system recognized by environmental organizations worldwide.
April 21, 2011, Montreal
TVA Publications switches 90% of its titles to FSC certified paper - In support of earth day, TVA Publications, the largest magazine publisher in Quebec, announced today that it is adopting an eco-paper policy. The policy was developed in collaboration with Canopy with the objective of supporting the responsible management of forests and the preservation of ecosystem integrity.
April 18, 2011
Signatories to the landmark Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) today unveiled a new Boreal Business Forum which is a roundtable comprised of CBFA participants, leading corporations and investors with a strong interest in conservation of the Boreal Forest. The membership reflects a variety of sectors representing the marketplace regions sourcing from the Boreal, including Canada, the US and Europe.
Recognizing Printers at the Forefront of Forest Conservation: Canopy Launches Printer Leadership List
Vancouver, BC, March 30, 2011
Actions of leading printers go beyond certification or using minimum amounts of recycled paper
North America's leading green printers are going above and beyond certification to become active enablers of forest conservation and eco-paper development, according to a new Printer Leadership List, put out by environmental publishing organization, Canopy. It is the latest development in Canopy’s work to improve the environmental performance of North American printers and enable proactive printers to provide meaningful eco-solutions to the benefit of their clients and the planet.
Parks Canada and Canopy team up to compile a breathtaking book showcasing Canada’s national parks – a perfect holiday gift
Ottawa, Ontario, November 29, 2010
Canada’s Environment Minister John Baird and Canopy’s Executive Director Nicole Rycroft today launched a beautiful commemorative book marking the 125th anniversary of national parks in Canada, Canada’s National Parks: A Celebration. The large format 256-page hardcover showcases outstanding landscape photography of each of Canada’s national parks – all 42 of them.
Environmental Organizations to CANFOR: Do Not Sell Howe Sound Pulp and Paper to Global Logging Villain SINAR MAS
August 11, 2010 (VANCOUVER)
ForestEthics, Greenpeace, Sierra Club B.C. and Canopy are alarmed by Canfor Forest Product’s decision to sell its Howe Sound Pulp and Paper operation to Paper Excellence BV, the Netherlands-based unit of Indonesia’s Sinar Mas Group. In a letter to Canfor, the environmental organizations are urging the company to not sell Howe Sound Pulp and Paper to Paper Excellence, but instead explore alternative ownership scenarios.
CANADIAN FOREST INDUSTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SIGN WORLD’S LARGEST CONSERVATION AGREEMENT APPLYING TO AREA TWICE THE SIZE OF GERMANY
TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010, Toronto/Montreal, Canada – Today 21 member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), and nine leading environmental organizations, unveiled an unprecedented agreement – the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement – that applies to 72 million hectares of public forests licensed to FPAC members. The Agreement, when fully implemented, will conserve significant areas of Canada’s vast Boreal Forest, protect threatened woodland caribou and provide a competitive market edge for participating companies.
STRONG DEMAND DOUBLES NUMBER OF ENVIRONMENTAL PAPERS IN 18 MONTHS
FEBRUARY 3RD, 2010
VANCOUVER - The number of leading environmental printing and writing grade papers available in North America has more than doubled from 97 to 228 in the past 18 months according to information released today by Canopy, an environmental non-profit organization that works to improve the environmental performance of paper and wood companies. The sharp increase in eco-paper options is the result of large paper buyers demanding more papers with ecological attributes, a growing trend despite recent troubles in the North American paper industry and global economy.
Jane Goodall Urges Canadian Business Leaders To Protect Canada's Iconic Caribou By Changing Business Practices
Dr. Jane Goodall, speaking TODAY at a luncheon attended by some of Canada's biggest names in publishing and printing, expressed her concern for the world's dwindling species and the need to actquickly to protect iconic animals such as chimpanzees, bears, and CANADA'S caribou.
The Globe and Mail has become the first North American national daily to develop an Ancient Forest Friendly paper procurement policy in collaboration with Canopy.
Nicole Rycroft, executive director of environmental publishing advocates Markets Initiative, was recognized as an environmental innovator yesterday at the fourth annual Print Action awards as the brainchild behind wheat paper in Canada.
New Report says Canada's Ailing Pulp and Paper Industry could be repositioned for success through Green Innovation
Publishers in North America Want At Least $560 Million Worth of Green Paper - No One in Canada Supplying
A new report released today identifies a number of environmental recommendations that if implemented would help reposition Canada's ailing pulp and paper industry for success.
The Canadian magazine industry and Markets Initiative are pleased to announce the launch of The Magazine Eco Kit, a compendium of tips, terms, resources and papers for environmentally friendly magazine publishing.
A new report released today at Paper Week by environmental publishing organization Markets Initiative shows Canada's printing, newspaper, book and magazine sectors worth $19 billion a year made major environmental headway in 2007 despite difficult economic conditions for Canada's paper mills.
JK Rowling Accepts Award in Toronto Recognizing Her Role in Protecting Canada's, and the World's, Forests
JK Rowling asked her international publishers to find paper that was free of ancient or endangered forests. With millions of her books now printed on green paper, she's helped take the heat off of carbon storehouses like Canada's Boreal Forest.
Independent Research Finds FSC to be Most Effective Certification Option for Sustainable Forest Management
Unlike the other certification systems, namely CSA, SFI and PEFC, FSC is the only one that prohibits the use of genetically modified trees, prevents the conversion of natural forest to plantations and requires a precautionary approach to the management of areas with high conservation value.