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Last checked March-April 2024 by Monty Young & Setav Kamal, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum students.

The Basics

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Contributor, Deloitte. “Deloitte Brandvoice: Reducing Environmental Impact Is Now a Business Imperative.Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 22 Jan. 2020. Read Article
  • 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
  • Wark, Ciaran. “40 Ways to be More Eco Friendly in 2024.” Green Match, Mar. 28, 2024. Explains how to be Eco-friendly. Read Article



  • Bergsma Manning, Jillian. “Ebooks, Eco-Friendly Printing, and the Environment.” Independent Publisher, [2013]. Includes links to Green Press Initiatives Tools and Resources and other resources. Read Article
  • Cokeliss Barsley, Zoe. “Is Publishing Sustainable.” OUP blog, Nov. 1, 2022. Read Article
  • FIPP. “FIPP Insider Podcast Ep. 4: Publishing and climate change.” This page also includes a report on climate change by FIPP in collaboration with UPM Communication Papers and other links to resources. Read/Listen Here
  • Green Magazine Publishing: Are We There Yet?” Sheridan. Nov. 8, 2019. Read Article
  • Zara, Aline. “The Book Industry and the Environment.” BookNet Canada, BookNet Canada, 15 Nov. 2021. Read Article
  • Marta Escamilla Monell Jordi Panyella Carbonell. “The Environmental Impact of Digital Publishing.” CCCB LAB, CCCB Lab, 11 May. 2021. Read Article


  • Dr. Goil, Divya. “How Environmentally Conscious Recycling Can Change Your Life.” Ecowiser, Mar. 31, 2023. Read Article
  • Electronic Recycling Association: A nonprofit organization that accepts old computers and unnecessary electronic resources in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Visit Site
  • Green in All Grades: Shows that recycled paper is always the best environmental choice, especially when used in magazines and other printing/writing papers. Read Report 
  • Recycle My Electronics by 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. Visit Site
  • Recycling Council of British Columbia: RCBC provides different information on how to recycle your products, including curbside pick-up programs to reduce items going into landfills. Visit Site

Data Storage

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, Jun. 19, 2019. Read Article
  • Isberto, Michael. “What Is The Environmental Impact of a Data Center?” Data Center News, May 3, 2018. Read Article
  • Jacob, Joe. “Data Centers: A Latent Environmental Threat.” Duke Green Classrooms, Duke University, Mar. 8, 2017. Read Article
  • McNerney, Michael. “The Data Center Dilemma: Is Our Data Destroying the Environment?” Industry Perspectives, Data Centre Knowledge, Apr. 19, 2019. Read Article
  • Vlajin, Branko and Aleksander Hougen. “What is Green Cloud Storage & Which Providers Offer it in 2024.” Cloud wards, Feb. 16, 2024. Read Article


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