Nicole Rycroft – Canopy

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A Letter from our Executive Director on Canopy and the Clayoquot Sound   Dear Friends, There is a place on the edge of the world – well, of the North American continent anyway – that inspired a generation of forest activists. It is Clayoquot Sound on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island in British … Continued

Canopy Joins United Nations Fashion Charter on Climate Change to Secure Next Generation Solutions and Forest Protection

It’s a busy time as Climate Week activities swing into high gear, not coincidentally, at the same time that the United Nations General Assembly is getting underway in New York. These parallel events are focal points for many of us interested in and committed to advancing positive change in the world. The topics on the … Continued

Looking to the Future in the Midst of a Pandemic

A Message from Canopy’s Executive Director, Nicole Rycroft   This is a turbulent and anxious time to be alive. A microscopic organism has changed our way of life, shown how precious our friends and family are to us, and reminded us of what an interconnected web the world is. I have been stunned by the ferocity … Continued

What Happens in Davos…. Can Change the World

Straight out of Davos – A Pulp Thriller for the Decade Last week’s headlines were dominated by the speeches and developments of the World Economic Forum, where for the first time in its 15-year history, environmental issues were front and centre on the agenda. As the world’s CEOs, diplomats, thought leaders, and young climate defenders … Continued

Golden Fields of Opportunity for Business and Forests

The majority of the people that made money during the US gold rush sold shovels, blankets and booze. Gold was the sexy pursuit, but those who serviced the dream reliably did well, while the rivers ran mud for a decade. This is the perfect segue into talking about non-wood pulps, not because they are like … 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

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

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

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