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The New Normal Will Be Full of Next Generation Solutions

In some business sectors, it is suspected that up to 50% of the supply chain will have disappeared in the wake of the pandemic. The effect of retail stores shuttering and bans on large gatherings had an almost immediate knock-on effect down the supply chain. Simultaneously, the isolation measures in manufacturing regions around the world … 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

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS: Canopy Has 2020 Vision

March 21 is International Day of Forests – a observance created by the UN to honour the vital role that forests play in making life on earth livable. At Canopy, every day is a day of forests. Our focus is on systems change and ending sourcing from the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests – which … 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

FAQ: Survival – A Pulp Thriller: A Plan for Saving Forests and Climate

    Q:  Does the plan account for the costs and impacts of decommissioning existing infrastructure that uses trees? A: No. This plan outlines the direct costs associated with creating mill infrastructure. Some of the existing infrastructure can be retrofitted if it is close enough to alternative feedstock sources. However, most wood pulp mills are … Continued

PRINT ACTION BLOG: Five Takeaways from the Blueline Ranking

Our blog is now up on Print Action: Five takeaways from Canopy’s 2019 Blueline Ranking

What’s In the Box? Part 1

Market pulp. This may be one of the least sexy commodities in the world, but it goes into making the paper boxes that sexier goods like clothing and electronics are shipped in, that your milk and juice cartons are made with, that take-out food gets served in and that your cosmetics and pharmaceuticals come packaged … Continued

Hot Looks for Textile Exchange 2019

CanopyStyle takes a closer look at this fall’s top forest fashion trends   1- Never Say Never When we launched CanopyStyle in 2013, leading viscose producers told Canopy that turning recycled clothing into viscose at commercial scale wasn’t possible. 2019 has shown us otherwise. Since this summer, two additional viscose producers have launched Next Generation … Continued

Music to Our Ears – Canada Commits to Support Clayoquot Sound Protection Vision

Clayoquot Sound is not a type of music, it’s a coastal rainforest. But Clayoquot Sound in the 1990’s was to forest activism what Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” was to music in the 1960’s. It was a life affirming, edgy, groundbreaking campaign that inspired a movement and was in many ways very successful – … Continued

It’s Canopy’s 20th Anniversary, and There’s No Better Time to Look to the Future

  By Nicole Rycroft In Fall of 2018, I was eating at restaurant in New York when the server’s tee-shirt caught my attention. It had three simple words on it: Be More Heroic. At another time I may have glossed over the message as perfect fodder for the bumper of a car. But with scientists … Continued

Cree Nation’s leadership in conservation planning is set to inspire Québec to act and reach their target

With the surge of epic floods now recurring repeatedly in Southern Québec, Canada, we are hearing strong please from a few politicians for the protection of biodiversity and wetlands. The Canadian province of Québec is now trying to work toward rapidly reaching their target of protecting 17% of terrestrial land by 2020, starting with identifying … Continued

Keeping Nature in Your “Natural” Clothes

Back in the day (we’re talking just a decade or so ago), wearing an organic cotton t-shirt was THE green fashion statement. Maybe, if you were lucky, you would get your hands on something made from hemp. Add a beanie and your reputation as a nature-lover was made for life. Anyone remember those simpler days … Continued

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