News Type: Blog

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

Recipe for a sustainable sourcing policy with sauce

Originally published in Rolland Inc. by Canopy Campaigner Neva Murtha. Over the 15 years Canopy has been working with publishers, printers, large corporate paper buyers, and pulp and paper mills (including Rolland) to develop and implement sustainable paper procurement policies, we have seen tremendous shifts in where the “leadership bar” is set. Some companies, such … Continued

More international brands partner with Canopy, making sustainability the hot trend for spring.

What do a Canadian retail empire on the rise, a major grocery and fashion retailer, a boutique LA-based luxury brand, a Swedish clothing chain founded on affordability, a fast fashion chain and an iconic international fashion company all have in common? They have all recently signed sustainable sourcing policies with CanopyStyle. Canopy is thrilled to … Continued

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

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

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

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

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