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AbitibiBowater needs to green its operations to survive

Feature story | April 15, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace sees AbitibiBowater’s current financial difficulties as the best chance for the company to develop a plan for long-term survival. AbitibiBowater, Canada’s largest logging company and the world’s largest newsprint manufacturer, has...

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC): an important tool, but needs improvement

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | June 21, 2013

A New York Times article has reported that the Forest Stewardship Council certification for wood products is essential part of responsible business for large multi-national companies such as Tetrapak and Office Depot. These companies...

FSC voluntary forest certification in deep crisis

Blog entry by Tatiana Khakimulina | August 4, 2014

I have worked at Greenpeace Russia as a forest engineer for the past two years, focusing on monitoring logging activities by FSC certificate holders in the Boreal forest zone. I strongly believe that the FSC system is now in its...

Can the FSC logo ensure protection of the world’s most valuable forests?

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis | April 17, 2014

It seems obvious, but any operation certified as “responsible forest management” should not threaten the world’s most important forests. Although the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) features protecting High Conservation Value Forests...

Tale of a broken love story

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, forest campaigner | August 29, 2013

I still remember the day as if it was yesterday. It didn’t start or end like any traditional love story. There were not any rolling meadows or hand holding by the crashing waves on the sandy beaches of Halifax where I grew up.  It...

5 things you can do to keep our forests healthy

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | January 12, 2014

As Greenpeace Canada’s head forest campaigner, I’m often asked by friends, family, and people I meet: what is one simple thing I can do to protect our forests? Thanks to your support Greenpeace has been able to win many environmental...

Listen to our podcast: Green choices when renovating. LEED buildings deconstructed...

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | May 6, 2014

Approaching a serious subject with a lighter heart. That's the goal of the Greenpeace Canada podcast. Can't be done? Listen to this month's episode and see if we succeed. And if you like it and want to subscribe (yes please!) go to...

Are compostable disposable coffee cups really green?

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, forest campaigner | August 27, 2013 1 comment

Last week MacLeans magazine started to do some digging on the “Eco-tainer” cups, which, unfortunately, is Canada’s only compostable paper coffee cup. The article asked the question of whether these cups are actually green, and found...

Resolute’s Flawed ‘Controlled Wood’ threatens FSC’s credibility

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | August 29, 2013

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a certification system designed to ensure that wood comes from socially and ecologically responsible practices. Because the FSC label helps consumers distinguish wood products from well-managed...

Is being sued for $7,000,000 radical?

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | September 3, 2013

$7,000,000 . That’s a big number. It’s how much Canada’s largest logging company, Resolute Forest Products , is suing us for. By ‘us’ I mean me. And my colleague Shane. And Greenpeace Canada too. Why? Well, our jobs are to expose ...

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