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GREENBIZ: 3 Telltale Signs You’re Shifting the Supply Chain

From Greenbiz.com, August 21, 2017   Three Telltale Signs You’re Shifting the Supply Chain by Nicole Rycroft One of my favorite things is to sit on a rock and listen to the sounds of a forest, knowing that someone else might do the same thing in the same place 100 years from now. While this is … 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

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

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

Getting to Know the Broadback Forest

  Knowing all there is to know about the Boreal Forest of Canada is an almost impossible task. It spans 2.7 million square km, holds 1.5 million lakes and is home to four million people. If you are lucky enough – like we are at Canopy – you have spent some time in its realm, … Continued

CanopyStyle reaches 100 brands!

  Announcing The CanopyStyle 100 100 Global Fashion Brands Now Committed to Protecting The World’s Forests   Vancouver, Christchurch, Los Angeles, Ottawa and New York – April 11, 2017 Today, award winning environmental not-for-profit Canopy announced that CanopyStyle, which focuses on the elimination of ancient and endangered forests from the production of rayon and viscose … Continued

NATIONAL OBSERVER: Apparel giant joins movement to stop fashion from destroying forests

February 28, 2017. Originally published in the National Observer. About five years ago, an environmental organization called Canopy discovered a link between endangered ancient forests and the rayon found in popular clothing sold at shopping malls in Vancouver, B.C. Canopy discovered that the base material used to produce rayon — a soft kind of fabric … Continued

GREENBIZ: How H&M, Marks & Spencer and Zara are fashioning change

November 11, 2016. Originally published in GreenBiz by Nicole Rycroft. Transforming an unsustainable global supply chain can seem daunting. As much as a single company may be committed to change, it’s almost impossible to do it alone. There is a need for peers and competitors to become colleagues and mentors to enable all. Collective action possesses a raw … Continued

The Link Between Forest Fires and Your Paper Choices

Originally published in Printing Impressions by Canopy Campaigner Catherine Stewart. Record-breaking heat is blasting the southwest as fires devour parts of California, New Mexico and Arizona. Eighty-thousand people were recently evacuated from the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray as fire raged through Canada’s boreal forest. Another dry, hot summer with the risk of more … Continued

5 Key Takeaways on North America’s Most Sustainable Printers

By Canopy Director Nicole Rycroft. This blog was originally published in Sustainable Brands. Remember Coles Notes? Those magical little study aids that helped bring focus and clarity to even the most mind-numbing of university courses (Hmmm, come to think of it, I wonder what they were printed on?). As a busy professional, I now rely … Continued

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