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Our Goals & Campaigns
Forests are habitat. That means home; home to millions of species—from Grizzly bears to lichen—home to vital carbon sinks and massive fresh water reserves. And too often home to practices that threaten to destroy them.
Today most of the paper we use still comes straight from endangered forests, and we don’t like that. So, Canopy has developed a revolutionary new paper made from straw left over after the grain harvest.
More than 100 million North Americans still start the day with the morning paper. Too bad most newspapers come from fragile forest ecosystems. That’s why Canopy is working to help industry leaders find a new way forward.
We think Canada’s Boreal Forest is our greatest gift to the world. It contains seven of the ten largest intact forest landscapes left on earth. Canopy helped secure the unprecedented agreement to protect more than half of it. Now we’re working hard to make those commitments real.
Forests are the most important carbon sinks on earth. Cutting trees down releases the carbon they store AND prevents them from storing any more. Protected forests = a stabler climate.
Canopy weaves campaign for straw-based paper
Canopy Report on Newspaper Eco Leadership
Second Harvest Paper is no environmental straw man, Metro Canada
Bid for shuttered N.S. paper mill sparks environmental outcry
Margaret Atwood's New Book Printed On Straw That Could 'Spare 800 Million Trees Per Year', The Huffington Post, Canada
Margaret Atwood releases the first North American book made with straw, The Link, Radio Canada International
Did You Know?
The special edition of Margaret Atwood's In Other Worlds is SOLD OUT!!!
All proceeds support Canopy's campaign to kick start the Second Harvest resource sector for North America.
- New revenues for farmers
- New green jobs in communities
- New protections for endangered forests
More exciting Second Harvest special editions coming soon!
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