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It’s Not 1776 – But You Can Join the New Revolution

Originally published in Printing Impressions. Revolutionary change can happen suddenly, whether it’s a “tea party” that results in a new nation or the near-instant embrace of a social media platform that reshapes our reality virtually overnight. Or revolutions can take time, building slowly as more innovations occur, technological advances take hold and momentum grows. In … Continued

FINANCIAL POST: How businesses and conservationists are working together to preserve the Great Bear Rainforest

April 1, 2016. Originally published in the Financial Post by Elisa Birnbaum. It’s been said that if you want to get within 20 feet of a grizzly bear, Doug Neasloss is your man.A founding member of ecotourism and wildlife viewing operation Spirit Bear Lodge in the coastal community of Klemtu, B.C., Neasloss affirms the rumour is true, … Continued

YIMBY! explained in short video

Could your community be the ideal location for a straw based pulp mill? Over the past decade, Canopy has dramatically increased market demand for agricultural residue based paper, which can save trees, energy and water. And now we are working with investors interested in building new pulp and paper infrastructure in North America. Through YIMBY!, or Yes, … Continued

Canopy and YIMBY! want to help farmers and communities turn straw into gold

Vancouver, British Columbia and Greensburg, Kansas. Today, Canopy launches a search for farm communities that would be excellent candidates for a new non-wood pulp mill. Over the past decade, Canopy has dramatically increased market demand for non-wood paper internationally, and is currently working with investors and mills interested in building new pulp and paper infrastructure … Continued

FASHIONATING WORLD: Canopy helps brands source sustainable fiber, save forests

March 9, 2016. Originally published in Fashionating World. An initiative called Canopy is inducing apparel brands and retailers to make sustainable viscose sourcing commitments. About 70 million to 100 million trees are felled every year to produce textiles, approximately 30 per cent originating from ancient and endangered forests. Global expansion of plantations for the production … Continued

Use of ancient forest fiber in fabrics becoming unfashionable

CanopyStyle campaign reaching new heights as six Chinese viscose manufacturers collaborate for endangered forest protection Nanjing, Shanghai, Tangshan, and Vancouver. March 8, 2016 – Canopy is thrilled to welcome six large Chinese viscose producers to the growing roster of fashion and textile leaders committed to eliminating the world’s ancient and endangered forests from their fabrics. … Continued

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: 6 Chinese Rayon Producers Join Effort to End Use of Ancient Forest Fiber in Fabrics

March 8, 2016. Originally published in Sustainable Brands. Today, Canadian environmental NGO Canopy welcomes six large Chinese viscose producers to the growing roster of fashion and textile leaders committed to eliminating the world’s ancient and endangered forests from their fabrics. While to date 60 brands and designers, representing more than 85 billion USD in annual revenues, … Continued

THE GUARDIAN: Time, BBC and others drive historic deal to protect Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest

February 27, 2016. Originally published in the Guardian by Sarah Shemkus. Earlier this month, a groundbreaking agreement was reached to prohibit logging in the majority of the 6.4m-hectare Canadian rainforest known as the Great Bear Rainforest – a stretch of coastal ecosystem nearly the size of Ireland. The winners in the deal were environmental groups and … Continued

MONGABAY: The inside story of how Great Bear Rainforest went from a ‘War In The Woods’ to an unprecedented environmental and human rights agreement

February 22, 2016. Originally published in Mongabay by Mike Gaworecki   When the final Great Bear Rainforest Agreement was announced earlier this month, it was not only a historic moment in forest conservation but also represented a significant shift in how conservation efforts support human well-being and sustainable economies in local forest communities. Eighty-five percent … 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

GLOBE AND MAIL: Final agreement reached to protect B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

February 01, 2016. Originally published in the Globe and Mail by Justine Hunter The 20-year battle to protect the Great Bear Rainforest – the largest coastal temperate rainforest on the planet – is over, with the B.C. government announcement on Monday of an agreement with environmentalists, forest companies and First Nations. The deal, which will … Continued

Global Customers Champion Great Bear Rainforest Conservation

Key Behind the Scenes Role in the Historic Agreements For Immediate Release Vancouver, February 1, 2016: As the world today celebrates the completion of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements, well-deserved praise is being showered on First Nations, British Columbia’s provincial government, key environmental groups [1] and forestry companies for their role in this remarkable achievement. … Continued

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