December 6th, 2012, Toronto: Today Canopy is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards. This year’s recipients are leading the way on meaningful action to protect the world’s forests, climate and species, by greening their pulp and paper purchasing, and working to support on-the-ground conservation initiatives.

“It’s exciting to see the change this year’s Ancient Forest Friendly Award winners are spearheading in their industries,” says Canopy’s Campaign Director Amanda Carr. “These companies are showing their competitors, customers, and advertisers what real sustainability and environmental leadership look like.”

All winners have completed a rigorous survey and evaluation process designed to ensure the Ancient Forest Friendly™ Award provide a true measure of the action companies are undertaking to improve their environmental standards and advance forest conservation.

The 2012 Ancient Forest Friendly™ Award winners stand out among the hundreds of leading North American brands striving to improve their environmental performance by taking concrete action to reduce their environmental footprint and impacts.
 
In the category Ancient Forest Friendly™ Gold, awarded to companies and publications for use of Ancient Forest Friendly™ paper, the 2012 winners are:
Alternatives Journal, ecojot, Now Magazine, Quill & Quire, and Watershed Sentinel.
 
In the category Conservation Supporter, awarded for advancing on-the-ground forest conservation, the 2012 winner is: The Globe and Mail.

TC Media is also being awarded for their continued progress and significant increase in the use of ecopapers between 2011 and 2012.

The 2012 award for Best In Class is awarded to:
Sprint (Telecommunications), 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).

Recipients will be honored tonight at the 2012 Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards reception. To attend the awards ceremony or for more information on the Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards and this year’s recipients please contact:
neva@canopyplanet.org


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