— Last checked and updated May 1, 2020 by Amanda Michalak, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum student.
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. (Accessed May 1, 2020) 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. (Accessed May 1, 2020) 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. (Accessed May 1, 2020) Visit Site
Trueman, Charlotte. “Why data centres are the new frontier in the fight against climate change.” ComputerWorld. Aug. 9, 2019.
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? Read Article
Bergsma Manning, Jillian. “Ebooks, Eco-Friendly Printing, and the Environment.” Independent Publisher, .
Includes links to Green Press Initiatives Tools and Resources and other resources. Read Article
Madadi, Aaliyah. “The Environmental Implications of Digital Publishing.” Uberflip, [April 22, 2013]. Read Article
McIlroy, Thad. “The Impact of Environmentalism on the Future of Publishing.” The Future Of Publishing Blog, 30 June 2013.
Compares the environmental impact of print vs. electronic publishing and reading. Read Article
A database of North American mills producing recycled paper of publishing grade. (Accessed May 1, 2020) Visit Site
Electronic Recycling Association.
A nonprofit organization that accepts old computers and unnecessary electronic resources in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. (Accessed May 1, 2020) Visit Site
A nonprofit community organization that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. (Accessed May 1, 2020) Visit Site
Green in All Grades. A Green America White Paper, July 23, 2012.
Shows that recycled paper is always the best environmental choice, especially when used in magazines and other printing/writing papers. Read Report [PDF]
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. (Accessed May 1, 2020) Visit Site
Recycle My Electronics. EPRA British Columbia.
Where to recycle display devices, phones and pagers, computers and peripherals, printers, photocopiers and multi-function devices, audio-video and gaming systems, IT and telecom equipment. (Accessed May 1, 2020) Visit Site
Which includes online magazine content.
Dellinger, AJ. “The Environmental Impact of Data Storage is More Than You Think — and It’s Only Getting Worse.” Mic, June 19, 2019. Read Article
Isberto, Michael. “What Is The Environmental Impact of a Data Center?” Data Center News, 3 May 2018. Read Article
Jacob, Joe. “Data Centers: A Latent Environmental Threat.” Duke Green Classrooms, Duke University, 8 Mar. 2017. Read Article
McNerney, Michael. “The Data Center Dilemma: Is Our Data Destroying the Environment?“ Industry Perspectives, Data Center Knowledge, 19 Apr. 2019. Read Article