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New Study Reveals Lighter Environmental Footprint for Fibers Sourced from Flax and Recycled Clothing

Peer-Reviewed LCA Commissioned by Global Fashion Pioneer Stella McCartney Compares Ten Different Fiber Inputs for Manmade Cellulose Fiber   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: London, UK; Vancouver, Canada; Emeryville, California – October 19, 2017– Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) today announced the release of a groundbreaking Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of … Continued

Ten Canadian Authors play “Exquisite Corpse” for Canopy and for the ancient forests of Vancouver Island: Read The Refugium here!

From The Globe and Mail, September 2, 2017:   This fall Margaret Atwood, Terry Fallis, Suzanne Buffam, Laura Trunkey, John Vaillant, Madeleine Thien, Karen Solie, Emma Donoghue, Andrew Pyper, and Ann-Marie MacDonald came together to create a story by playing a game of exquisite corpse on behalf of the ancient and endangered forests of Vancouver … Continued

Agricultural Residue Paper-Packaging to Become a Reality

First Modern Straw Pulp Mill in North America Now under Construction   Vancouver, BC. September 27, 2017 – For the past 15 years, environmental not-for-profit Canopy has been advocating to make commercial agricultural residue paper a reality. Today marks a significant milestone towards realizing that vision. Columbia Pulp, the first modern mill of its kind, … Continued

CFAX RADIO: Interview with Catherine Stewart

Great interview with Senior Corporate Campaigner Catherine Stewart about Vancouver Island’s ancient and endangered forests, and the Canopy-generated story The Refugium.   Listen to the interview here.

NATIONAL OBSERVER: Six Canadian printers make top 10 in sustainability ranking

This article was published in the National Observer Six Canadian printers have made the top 10 this year in a Vancouver environmental organization’s sustainability rankings. On Thursday, Canopy Planet released its annual Blueline Ranking for 2017. Canopy calls its ranking system a “consumer guide” to the sustainability performance of the largest printers in North America. The … Continued

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

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