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Last checked and updated April 21, 2022, by Robyn Dubinsky, and Wendy Habif May 15, 2022,  Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum student.

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, 27 Jan. 2022. 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

Publishing

  • 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
  • Zara, Aline. “The Book Industry and the Environment.” BookNet Canada, BookNet Canada, 15 Nov. 2021. Read Article
  • McIlroy, Thad. “The Impact of Environmentalism on the Future of Publishing.” The Future Of Publishing Blog, Jun. 30, 2013. Compares the environmental impact of print vs. electronic publishing and reading. Read Article
  • Marta Escamilla Monell Jordi Panyella Carbonell. “The Environmental Impact of Digital Publishing.” CCCB LAB, CCCB Lab, 7 Sept. 2021. Read Article
     

Recycling

  • Conservatree: A database of North American mills producing recycled paper of publishing grade. Visit Site
  • Electronic Recycling Association: A nonprofit organization that accepts old computers and unnecessary electronic resources in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Visit Site
  • Free Geek: A nonprofit community organization based in Vancouver that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. Due to Covid-19, they recently switched to in-person shopping by appointment only, as well as online shopping with pick-up by appointment only. 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

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