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I remember standing on a mountaintop, looking at scarred landscape — what used to be a vibrant forest teeming with life — when I knew we needed a new strategy to save these integral ecosystems. I knew that we didn’t need to cut down trees that have been alive for a thousand years or more … Continued

Tree Talks: The secret wisdom of trees with Dr. Suzanne Simard

In Canopy’s inaugural Tree Talk, ecologist Dr. Suzanne Simard shared her insights and groundbreaking research on the deep, healing, and magical world of forests. Dr. Simard is best known for her work on how trees interact and communicate with each other using vast underground fungal networks. Watch Dr. Simard discuss her work and the interconnected … Continued

Century Rayon completes and publishes its first CanopyStyle Audit

Mumbai, New York, Vancouver, FEBRUARY 23, 2021: Today, environmental not-for-profit Canopy, third-party auditor Preferred by Nature (formerly NEPCon), and Century Rayon released the India headquartered viscose filament yarn (VFY) producer’s first CanopyStyle audit report. The audit found that while the majority of Century Rayon’s suppliers are low risk of sourcing from priority Ancient and Endangered … Continued

188 global groups say it’s time to ‘make the throw-away go away’

Before the 1950s and 60s, the majority of the products we produced and consumed were built to last. Milk bottles made of glass were returned and sterilized for re-use, restaurants offered ceramic plates and stainless-steel cutlery and the plastic bag was yet to be invented. But since then, as technology progressed we have developed an … Continued

Single Use to Systems Change

From Single Use to Systems Change: A Call to Action  Our planet is fragile, and experiencing a dual crisis of runaway climate change and unprecedented biodiversity loss. Global temperature rise may already have passed a point of no return due to escalating CO2 levels in the Earth’s atmosphere, and the decline and loss of species … Continued

188 Environmental Groups Call for an end to Single Use Products, as the United Nations Environment Assembly gets set to discuss sustainability

Make “throwaway go away” if you care about the planet, groups say   For Immediate Release: February 17, 2021 – As government representatives from 193 countries prepare to discuss “Strengthening Actions for Nature”[1], 188 environmental groups from around the world are calling on them to change the systems that support production of polluting single-use products. … Continued

Mohamed Adow, Nicole Rycroft receive US$3 million Climate Breakthrough Award

February 3, 2021, San Francisco, USA — Mohamed Adow, Director of Power Shift Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and Nicole Rycroft, Executive Director of Canopy in Vancouver, Canada, are the newest recipients of the Climate Breakthrough Award. The award is given to extraordinary strategists to afford them the time, space, and resources to develop and implement bold … Continued

New protection announced in the Broadback Forest

New protection announced in the Broadback Forest   As we begin 2021, we extend our deep appreciation to all market partners, brands, and producers, for their support in the conservation of the Broadback Forest and the Eeyou Istchee territory of the Grand Council of the Cree. Over the years, more than 25 corporations with headquarters in … Continued

Governments announce Significant new protected areas in the Cree homeland of Eeyou Itschee

Parts of the Broadback-Mishigamish Forest are carved out of the protection agreement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, Montreal, December 17, 2020:  Conservation organizations Canopy and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) welcome today’s joint announcement by the Québec and Cree Nation Governments that brings protection within the Eeyou Itschee to 24% of their territories. This is a … Continued

New Partnerships for CanopyStyle Close the Traceability Gap

Canopy is so pleased to announce our latest partnerships with Fashion for Good and TextileGenesis. On December 1, we joined Fashion for Good and TextileGenesis, along with CanopyStyle brand partners BESTSELLER and Kering, in a new pilot project focused on bringing greater traceability to the viscose supply chain. Progressive brands have long been on a … Continued

Are you ready to play The Box is Right?

With the holiday season looming, there is an even higher demand for paper packaging. That means more Ancient and Endangered Forests could be destroyed to make boxes. Canopy is working with companies around the world through our Pack4Good initiative to ensure our world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests do not end up on your doorstep. Come … Continued

Just ahead of Black Friday, 22 Brands Sign On to Pack4Good

Brands take action on packaging as Black Friday looms Three billion trees cut down every year for paper packaging FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 24, 2020, Vancouver – Three days before Black Friday – the globe’s second largest shopping day – 22 brands including beauty brands Lush Cosmetics (North America), Beauty Kitchen and LOLI, fashion brands Stitch … Continued

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