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Green Champions – Air Canada is contributing to a low carbon biofuel future

In the second part of a two-part interview, Teresa Ehman, P.Eng., Director, Environmental Affairs at Air Canada, Canada’s largest commercial airline, speaks about biofuels and sustainability reporting, and Joe Sorella, Manager, Corporate Services, covers sustainable purchasing.

A businesslike look at America Recycles Day

The recycling and composting rate for municipal solid waste (MSW) in the United States was 34 percent in 2016, the same level as in 2010, and up from 29 percent in 2000. So, while there has been progress, there’s still work to do.

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Green Champions – Air Canada is investing $10 billion in low emission aircraft

Teresa Ehman, P.Eng., Director, Environmental Affairs at Air Canada, covers commercial aviation’s landmark climate action plan, and Air Canada’s drive to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

Extraordinary water conservation is an everyday result for Rolland

The Rolland mill manufactures premium post-consumer recycled papers while recirculating each drop of water 30 times.

Green champions – Patagonia still doesn’t want you to buy that jacket, but will sell you a used one

In the second part of a two-part interview, Paul Hendricks, Environmental Responsibility Manager for Patagonia, talks about Worn Wear, consumerism and a memorable ad, and loyal customers who read every word of Patagonia catalogs.

Green champions – Patagonia is a mission-driven activist company

In the first part of a two-part interview, Paul Hendricks, Environmental Responsibility Manager for Patagonia, talks about having a chief executive activist who is also CEO,environmentalism in business, and how to stay true to your mission.

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Sustainably inspirational cities

With more than 80 per cent of North Americans now living in urban areas, the actions of city governments, residents and businesses are critical to making inroads in sustainability. We’ve found four examples of inspirational initiatives which are changing cities for the better that mirror the values that drive our sustainable manufacturing practices.

Green Champions – Canopy sees environmental leadership shifting to companies

Nicole Rycroft, Founder and Executive Director of Canopy, a Vancouver-based non-profit that harnesses the power of the marketplace to help protect the world’s endangered forests, speaks about the environmental role of businesses, creative solutions, and the rare spirit bear.

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Sustainable Brands 2017

The three-day conference in late May provided exposure to eye-opening research, useful tools, and great presentations – all centered on sustainability. Here are five takeaways among many, all with links to follow-up information or tools.  

LUSH believes in protecting people, animals and the planet

LUSH North America’s Katrina Shum, Sustainability Officer, and Karen Moll, Ethical Buyer, speak on subjects ranging from developing strategy to developing products, and from ethical campaigning to ethical buying.