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Burton Snowboards’ tradition of innovation and disruption extends to activism

In the second part of a two-part interview, Jenn Swain, Sustainable Innovation Project Manager at Burton Snowboards, talks about addressing climate change and other environmental priorities through innovation, activism, and collaboration, while Stephanie Kohn, Director of Brand Management, talks about projecting the Burton brand.

Sustainability Lexicon: Top Terms to Know for International Day of Forests

One-third of the Earth’s land mass is covered by forests – beautiful, useful, and the essence of sustainability.

Burton Snowboards believes the most sustainable product is one that lasts

In the first part of a two-part interview, Jenn Swain, Sustainable Innovation Project Manager at Burton Snowboards, talks about the interplay between profitability and sustainability, and innovation – including downcycling old snowboards for use at Vermont breweries.  Stephanie Kohn, Director of Brand Management, covers partnering with sustainable vendors

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.