Last night in Toronto, Canopy, a not-for-profit organization, presented its Ancient Forest Friendly Awards to its leading corporate partners that have developed environmentally progressive paper policies to reduce their environmental footprint.
In the category Ancient Forest Friendly Gold, awarded to companies and publications for use of Ancient Forest Friendly paper (a Canopy initiative), the 2012 winners include: Alternatives Journal, ecojot, Now Magazine, Quill & Quire, and Watershed Sentinel.
In the category Conservation Supporter, awarded to Canopy partners for advancing on-the-ground forest conservation, the 2012 winner is The Globe and Mail. TC Media was also awarded for what Canopy describes as continued progress and significant increase in the use of ecopapers between 2011 and 2012.
Canopy’s 2012 award for Best In Class went to: Sprint (in the telecommunications sector), Scholastic Canada (educational publishers), House of Anansi Press (book publishers), TC Transcontinental Printing (printers over 250,000 tonnes), St. Joseph Media and Garden Making (consumer magazines), EarthColor (printers over 25,000 tonnes), Hemlock Printers (printers over 2,500 tonnes), Ecoprint (printers under 2,500 tonnes), and Saul Good Gift (Small Business).
“It’s exciting to see the change this year’s Ancient Forest Friendly Award winners are spearheading in their industries,” stated Canopy’s Campaign Director Amanda Carr. “These companies are showing their competitors, customers, and advertisers what real sustainability and environmental leadership look like.”
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