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Neva Murtha

Next Gen Issue Specialist

Neva leads Canopy’s Next Generation Solutions Campaign and for 21 years has worked with major publishers and brands such as Stella McCartney and Sprint and Telus to develop visionary procurement policies for forest conservation and Next Generation Solutions scale up.

More About Me

I have an honours degree in Fine Arts and Arts Administration. I have been with Canopy since 2002, first working with the Canadian magazine industry to help the major publishers develop leading procurement policies and use Ancient Forest Friendly paper. I now lead our Second Harvest Campaign growing markets for paper made with straw residues and also work with the North American print sector. Over the years I have authored articles in trade journals, been a judge for eco-awards, been one of the reviewers of the Kimberly Clark LCA on alternatives fibers, designed the Ecopaper database and The Paper Steps and I sit on the steering committee of the Environmental Paper Network.

Why Are Forests Important To Me

When I was in university, I had the opportunity to visit the old growth forests in Clayoquot Sound with my Dad who was a professor of forestry and remote sensing.  On the way to the west coast we drove by clear cuts and through second growth forests.  The impact seeing all this had on me just made it seem like common sense: there is a role for second growth but not at the expense of 8,000 year old growth.  We simply can’t replant forests like that. And I love the peace and stillness old forests evoke.

Why Canopy

I love the way Canopy collaborates through the supply chain on innovative solutions to build markets for smart alternatives.

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