— Last checked and updated May 1, 2020 by Amanda Michalak, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum student.
Canada leads book industry in eco-friendly production. The Star. Wagner, Vit. Canada remains the book industry leader when it comes to forest-friendly book production, Read.
Canopy an award-winning environmental not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s forests, species and climate. They have an ecopapers database of manufacturers in North America Visit Site
Forest Stewardship Council Canada The FSC Canada promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of Canada’s forests. FSC’s website provides resources on identifying and understanding the certification process of wood. Visit Site
Forest Products Association of Canada FPAC is a trade association which represents Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers both nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. Visit Site
Why data centres are the new frontier in the fight against climate change. As we continue to generate more data than ever before, how can we stop the data centres that house this information from destroying the planet? By Charlotte Trueman. Read.
Ebooks, Eco-Friendly Printing, and the Environment. Independant Publisher. BERGSMA MANNING, JILLIAN. The environmental impact of book publishing, printing all of our books accounts for 5 to 7 percent of the worldwide paper market, Read.
Collaborations | Publishers and Authors – Eco-Libiris. This publisher plants trees in developing countries to balance out the printed copies, Read.
ECO-publishing | NUVO Writer: Burns, John. Read.
The Environmental Implications of Digital Publishing. Uberflip, by Aaliyah Madadi. The pro-print side argues against the e-waste that arises from digital technology, while the pro-digital supporters argue against the massive consumption of paper, water, and CO2 that comes with the territory of printed publications. Read.
Self-publishing & Environmentally Friendly Printing, The hardest part is the financial sustainability of printing on eco-conscious papers while also working with traditional publishing and distribution options, Read.
The Future Of Publishing Blog. The Impact of Environmentalism on the Future of Publishing, McIlroy, Thad. The environmental impact of printing ink on paper is being singled out by many groups, whether justified by the facts or not. Read
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. Visit Site
Electronic Recycling Association. A nonprofit organization that accepts old computers and unessesary electronic resources in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.Visit site
Vancouver General Hospital (Magazine Donations) The Volunteer Resources Department at VGH is happy to take any and all copies of back issues of magazines either in-person or via courier from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday for distribution throughout the hospital. For larger deliveries of more than a few boxes, please contact Tracy Manrell, Coordinator, 604-875-4604 so she can find room to store the magazines.
Conservatree A database of North American mills producing recycled paper of publishing grade. Visit Site
Free Geek nonprofit community organization that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. Read.
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. Read report [PDF]
Recycle my Electronics, British Columbia. Recycle display devices, Non-Cellular Telephones, Desktop computers and IT Telecom Equipment. Visit site
Industry Perspective. The Data Center Dilemma: Is Our Data Destroying the Environment? The most important next step right now is simply education – and getting companies to realize that the importance and benefits of more eco-friendly data centers. Read
2018 Update: Data Center Impact on the Environment, 05.03.18Michael IsbertoData Center News. Read article
The environmental impact of data storage is more than you think — and it’s only getting worse, By AJ Dellinger, June 19, 2019. Read
Data Centers: A Latent Environmental Threat, March 8th, 2017 | Posted by Joe Jacob in Uncategorized. Read article
ATTN: Tracy Manrell
Volunteer Resources Dept.
Vancouver General Hospital
104a – 2775 Heather St.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9