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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

FAST COMPANY: Your Clothes Might Be Destroying The Rainforest

BY ALDEN WICKER If you look at the tags inside your clothing, you’ll often see “rayon” or “viscose.” An increasingly popular fabric–production has doubled in the past decade–these man-made cellulosic fibers are versatile, with a beautiful drape, and a soft and silky feel. They’re also often marketed as more eco-friendly, since they’re made from plant materials … 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

Great writers take a stand for the last stands of ancient forest on Vancouver Island

  Canopy has enlisted a group of renowned writers to create a piece of activist art to shine a light on the plight of Vancouver Island’s ancient forests—only 10% of which are still standing. Playing a game of Exquisite Corpse, Margaret Atwood, Terry Fallis, Suzanne Buffam, Laura Trunkey, John Valliant, Madeleine Thien, Karen Solie, Emma Donoghue, … Continued

Gap Inc. and their iconic brands join CanopyStyle to protect the world’s forests

Closing the Gap on Protecting Forests and Climate: Gap Inc. Latest US Brand to Join CanopyStyle to Eliminate Endangered Forests from Rayon   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, August 2, 2017: International not-for-profit Canopy is thrilled to announce that Gap Inc., the largest specialty retailer in the United States, is bringing their significant brand cache and … Continued

Canopy’s Annual Blueline Ranking Now Live: The 2017 Guide to Greater Sustainability – Does your Printer make the Grade?

For Immediate Release Vancouver, July 27 2017. Today, international environmental not-for-profit Canopy unveiled the 2017 update to its Blueline Ranking – a widely used customer tool profiling and ranking the sustainability performance of North America’s largest printers. Printers analyzed in this year’s assessment represent $34 billion in annual sales in the highly competitive North American … Continued

Blueline Sustainability Ranking: The Tool for Reaching Eco-Minded Customers

The trend toward corporate transparency and sustainability leadership is taking hold around the globe and across sectors in response to ever escalating customer and consumer demand. The most recent indicator of this was announced in March when up and coming global clothing giant Uniqlo posted — publicly — a list of 150 suppliers as part … 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

ROLLAND BLOG: Green Champions – Canopy Sees Environmental Leadership Shifting to Companies

Interview by Renee Yardley, originally Published in the Rolland Inc. blog.   Nicole Rycroft, Founder and Executive Director of Canopy, a Vancouver-based non-profit that harnesses the power of the marketplace to help protect the world’s endangered forests, speaks about the environmental role of businesses, creative solutions, and the rare spirit bear.   Q: On a … Continued

Birla Cellulose CanopyStyle Audit: Results Released

   Birla Cellulose receives industry-leading results in their first-ever independent verification by the Rainforest Alliance of raw material sourcing and forest conservation for viscose fabrics made by Aditya Birla   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mumbai, New York and Vancouver – June 21th, 2017  Today, environmental not-for-profit Canopy and the Rainforest Alliance released results of the first … Continued

US Fashion Industry Association and Environmental Not-for-Profit Canopy Join Forces to Protect Forests

            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington DC and Vancouver, June 7, 2017: Canopy and the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) announced today that they will work side by side to keep global endangered forests out of the US fashion supply chain. The CanopyStyle initiative has quickly become the fastest moving … Continued

Announcing the CanopyStyle Audit – First Ever Audit of Forest-Based Fabrics

  Canopy is pleased to announce the release today of the CanopyStyle Audit — the first ever comprehensive, third party audits of a global viscose and rayon producer to assess their risk of sourcing from the world’s endangered forests.   Lenzing is the largest producer of viscose in the world, and the first producer to … Continued

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