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Canopy Views: November 2012 CanopyHeader

Our New Partnership With Sprint

Pushing the envelope to reduce paper

Ever heard of a little Fortune 50 company called Sprint? The giant U.S. voice, data and internet provider is already No. 3 on Newsweek’s 2011 Green Rankings, and a well-known environmental leader. So, when they started looking for a business-savvy environmental NGO to advise them on forest product procurement and forest issues, they came to us.

Sprint and Canopy share the belief that business can lead environmental change, and we’ve been working together to develop guidelines that ensure Sprint’s supply chain is sustainable, and that include meaningful commitments to support the development of alternatives to forest products, and encourage forest conservation initiatives.

Read more about our exciting new partnership with Sprint.
Photo: © Jenny Chen

Spinning Straw into Gold

Canopy featured in Alternatives Journal


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Listen to Nicole's interview on the Alternatives Journal podcast.

Did you see that great profile of our Founder and Executive Director, Nicole Rycroft, in the May 2012 issue of Alternatives Journal?

“Recently lauded by the CBC as one of the Anna Maria Tremonti’s Game Changers, Nicole Rycroft has been on an impassioned journey. Originally from Australia, this stalwart activist for environmental rights has gone from practising direct-actionin blockades to sharing boardrooms with CEOs from some of Canada’s largest paper-consuming businesses.”

Read the article at

Listen to Nicole’s interview on the Alternatives Journal podcast.

The Greenest Papers in the Market

Leading Eco Papers now easier to find


Check out the Eco Paper Database today.

Great news! The premiere, independent resource for finding North America’s leading eco papers is newly updated and ready to serve you better. With so many mills making eco paper claims, it’s essential that companies promoting sustainable brands choose and use eco papers with Environmentally Superior designation from leading environmental organizations.

Canopy’s Eco Paper Database, supported by the Environmental Paper Network, is the best place to find these papers including more than 350 of the greenest printing and writing eco papers in North America. It now includes 85 new papers, and the most comprehensive list of agricultural residue papers available too!

All papers listed in the database are screened according to The Paper Steps, a system developed by consensus of the Steering Committee organizations of the Environmental Paper Network. Canopy has been maintaining the database for 10 years now, and we are very excited to share these updates with you.

Check out the Eco Paper Database today.
Illustration: © Carolyn Gavin

Ecojot's NEW Sumatran Tiger Journals

Get yours today!

Just what you need for jotting down ideas, doodling during meetings, scribbling grocery lists, writing love notes, or even taking down phone numbers like we used to do in the olden days.

Ecojot’s new Sumatran Tiger Journal joins the ‘Bou Journal as a great way to support Canopy and protect forests and habitat.

Proceeds help support our efforts to protect the Sumatran Tigers’ home in Indonesia’s rainforests, and the Woodland Caribous’ Boreal forest habitat.

We are always proud to partner with Ecojot. They protect forests and habitat by producing beautiful journals on 100% post consumer recycled paper.

Buy Ecojot’s new Sumatran Tiger Journal today!

Meet Neva Murtha

Second Harvest, Printer and Magazine Campaigner

1. What’s your environmental sin?
I love my wood stove.

2. What do you do when you are not thinking about forests?
I meditate in them.

3. What do you like most about being an environmentalist?
Sharing with people in the business world innovative ideas that help them express their inner environmentalist.

4. What would you change about working with Canopy?
I’d have all the high-value, intact-forest hot spot areas protected in perpetuity, so I’d know our job was done.

5. If you were a fortune teller – what would your life look like in 20 years?
I’ll be living by a protected old growth forest in Costa Rica by the sea.

6. What’s your favourite endangered animal?
The rare and illusive turtlewhaleshark.

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