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December 6, 2014

Recycling and Eco-Friendly Resources

Alternative Energy

A comprehensive website offering information on numerous types and sources of alternative energy, including renewables such as solar, wind and geothermal, plus alternatives to ancient old-growth forests for paper and construction materials. ¶ http://www.altenergy.org/

Canopy

A guide to going old-growth free. ¶ http://www.canopyplanet.org/

Conservatree

A database of North American mills producing recycled paper of publishing grade. ¶ http://www.conservatree.com/

Craigslist Vancouver

A free classified site that includes job listings. Other BC cities are also available. Use 'For Sale - Free' listings to get or give used goods. ¶ http://vancouver.craigslist.org/

David Suzuki Foundation

A BC-based international organization that focusses on macro issues in the environment. ¶ http://www.davidsuzuki.org/

ecoACTION Tools and Calculators

A Government of Canada site with tools and calculators to assist organizations and businesses with reducing their carbon footprints. ¶ http://www.ecoaction.gc.ca/tools-outils-eng.cfm

Electronic Recycling Association

A non-profit organization that accepts old computers in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. ¶ http://www.era.ca/

Environmental Choice

A Canadian branding initiative and database of certified green products. ¶ http://www.environmentalchoice.com/

Forest Stewardship Council - Canada

An ecological protection organization. Site includes a database of FSC certified paper and wood products. ¶ https://ca.fsc.org/

Good Wood Watch

A BC-based information and resource site for people looking for eco-friendly wood products. ¶ http://www.goodwoodwatch.ca/resources/

Green in All Grades (Recycled vs. Virgin Paper)

A Green America White Paper, July 23, 2012, which shows that recycled paper is always the best environmental choice, especially when it is used in magazines and (other printing-writing papers). ¶ http://bit.ly/NPaVEK

Green Seal

A U.S.-based listing site of certified green products. ¶ http://www.greenseal.org/

Greenpeace Canada

The Canadian chapter of the world's foremost conservation agency. ¶ http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/

Metro Vancouver Smart Steps - Business Tools for Sustainability

A ten-step program from the Metro Vancouver regional district for better environmental practice in business and offices. ¶ http://www.metrovancouver.org/smartsteps/Pages/default.aspx

Reach for Unbleached - Clean Paper Consumer Information

A BC-based information and resource site for unbleached paper products. ¶ http://www.rfu.org/cp/home.html

Recycling Council of British Columbia

Canada's longest serving recycling council, the Recycling Council of BC offers a telephone hotline and a web-based encyclopedia of local recycling options throughout the province.  They administer several product stewardship, public outreach and educational programs as well as both business and consumer materials exchange networks. ¶ http://www.rcbc.bc.ca/

Sierra Club BC

An organization dedicated to conservation through public service and programs. ¶ http://www.sierraclub.ca/bc/

Vancouver Reuses Exchange

A website that makes it easy to swap used goods in Metro Vancouver. ¶ http://www.vancouver.reuses.com/

Industry Directory

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