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Boreal Market News

Volume 6; Issue 3: March 31, 2008

Published by CPAWS – Northern Alberta Chapter

  1. Staples Switches to Recycled, Sustainable Paper for Customer Copying, Printing
    The office supplies giant announced this week it will start using 50 percent post-consumer recycled content paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for black and white copy and print jobs.
  2. Launches ‘Do Not Mail’ Campaign to Stop Junk Mail
    The production of the 100 billion pieces of junk mail that Americans annually receive requires more than 100 million trees, while producing as much global warming emissions as 3.7 million cars. Moreover, this deforestation is occurring in forests that play vital roles in the fight against climate change: the Canadian Boreal and Indonesian Tropical Forest.
  3. Socially Responsible Investment Firm Calvert Commits to Boreal Protection
    One of the largest socially and environmentally responsible mutual fund companies in the U.S. announced today they will fully support the protection of Canada’s Boreal Forest by adopting the Boreal Forest Conservation Framework (the Framework) and joining the Boreal Leadership Council.

Boreal Market News is a publication of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Edmonton Chapter. Our intent is to provide information to decision makers on new developments in forest management, focusing on changing market forces. For more information or to be added or removed from the mailing list contact the Editor, Helene Walsh, at: helene_w [at] telus [dot] net
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Posted April 2, 2008 by Anonymous

Earth Hour - Saturday 8:00pm

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Calgary/Banff Chapter

As many of you know, World Wildlife Fund is asking people around the globe to take stand against climate change by turning out the lights tomorrow night at 8:00 PM. See for more details.

We at CPAWS join in this call and urge all of our supporters to participate. The action in itself will not save much energy, but it will be strong demonstration to the governments and industries of the world that people want change, and that all of us are in this together. The Earth Hour movement has been endorsed by many leading companies and cities, including the City of Calgary. Read more »

Posted March 28, 2008 by Anonymous

Alberta’s Land and Resource Management System Broken

New report lays out blueprint for land use framework

Pembina InstituteCanadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Feb 21, 2008 — The Government of Alberta’s approach to land and resource management has led the province down a path of unsustainable development. A new report by the Pembina Institute and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) proposes a blueprint for improving Albertans’ quality of life and ensuring environmental sustainability. Read more »

Posted February 21, 2008 by Anonymous

CPAWS Calgary/Banff Launches "My Vote is for the Environment" Campaign

The CPAWS Calgary/Banff Chapter has launched a new campaign focusing on environmental issues in the 2008 Alberta Elections.

CPAWS is a non-partisan organization, so we will not be endorsing any specific candidates or parties. However, we feel it is important to give citizens the tools to make an informed decision when they vote for the environment. To do this CPAWS Calgary/Banff is also providing an extensive online guide at for voters who are concerned about environmental issues in Alberta. The guide includes tips for talking to candidates, information on the provinces' top environmental issues as well as links to other resources. The guide will be updated with news and the election-related resources of other organizations as they become available. Read more »

Posted February 7, 2008 by Anonymous

Government Violates Guidelines and Allows Further Destruction of Endangered Caribou Habitat

Alberta Wilderness AssociationCanadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Northern Alberta

Press Release January 22, 2008

Interim strategies to protect caribou were agreed to in 2006 by all members of the West Central Caribou Landscape Team, including government and industry, to prevent further degradation of the caribou range in the Foothills of western Alberta. The best remaining parts of the caribou ranges (intact patches) were identified. One of the most important of the interim strategies is to minimize further fragmentation of intact patches. It has been recently learned that government continues to permit industrial use in these intact areas, including the Little Smoky Range, where a caribou herd is at immediate risk of elimination. Government refuses to give out information on where the use is occurring. Read more »

Posted January 23, 2008 by Anonymous

Boreal Market News Volume 5, Issue 12

Published by CPAWS – Northern Alberta Chapter

  1. Boreal forest the 'Fort Knox' of carbon
    University of Alberta ecologist David Schindler said Canada needs to be very careful about how it handles its forests if it wants to prevent more carbon from adding to the current climate change problem. Schindler suggested that now is an opportune time to focus on keeping forests intact and putting them in long-term reserves, especially since the forestry industry is floundering.

  2. Major Momentum Builds For Canada's Boreal Forest - Businesses, First Nations and Conservation Groups Advance Solutions to Preserve Canada's Green Necklace
    Global energy company Nexen Inc., national environmental organization the Pembina Institute, the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta and socially-responsible fund manager Domini Social Investments LLC are the newest members of the Boreal Leadership Council (BLC), the Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI) today announced. The 18 members of the BLC are also signatories to the Boreal Forest Conservation Framework, which is a vision to preserve at least half of the Boreal Forest while supporting sustainable development on the remaining landscape.

  3. Xerox Corporation Earns Widest Reaching Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody Certification Spanning Operations in 17 Countries
    Xerox Corporation, one of the world's largest brands of cut-sheet paper, has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance's SmartWood program. This certification will allow Xerox to purchase and sell FSC-certified paper at 77 distribution centers in 17 countries in North America and Europe - covering the greatest geographic area of any FSC Chain-of-Custody certification to date.

  4. Random House and ForestEthics join forces at Bali climate talks
    Tzeporah Berman with ForestEthics was in Bali speaking about the climate change impacts of logging Canada's Boreal forest. "Canada has an opportunity to change course and be a climate leader by committing to absolute emission reduction targets and supporting new UN forest rules that recognize the importance of conserving the planet's major carbon storehouses, Canada's very own boreal and temperate forests."

Boreal Market News is a publication of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Edmonton Chapter. Our intent is to provide information to decision makers on new developments in forest management, focusing on changing market forces. For more information or to be added or removed from the mailing list contact the Editor, Helene Walsh, at: helene_w [at] telus [dot] net Read more »

Posted January 7, 2008 by Anonymous

CPAWS Calgary/Banff Monthly Meeting: Save Kananaskis!

Canadian Parks and Wilderness SocietyCalgary/ Banff Chapter Save Kananaskis!Stop Logging, Create a Park With guests Dr. Ralph Cartar, Paola Romanelli and Doug Sephton, leaders from Save Kananaskis. Read more »

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