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Horse and carriage critics short on facts, belittle operators: by Emily May for the Vancouver Sun


Horse and carriage critics short on facts, belittle operators: by Emily May for The Vancouver Sun
January 19, 2018

After almost ten years working in the Victoria horse and carriage industry, I know its operators are caring, compassionate and completely committed to the health and well-being of their animals.

So it saddens me when false statements are made on radio, in print and over the internet claiming the industry should be closed. In fact it’s because I love horses and care for their health that I say the industry needs your support.

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Women for Nature focuses on Diversity, Broad Engagement: by Kathy Abusow

November 20, 2017

It’s widely accepted that there’s great strength in diversity, and that our world improves because of it. We see proof virtually everywhere we live, work and play – whether in nature, in the community sphere, or in the broader economy.

One initiative that exemplifies that work is Nature Canada’s Women for Nature. As our country celebrates its 150th year, it’s especially apt that we shine a light on this innovative initiative of the country’s oldest conservation organization.

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Working together toward net zero deforestation

The Hamilton Spectator
October 13, 2017

So many of the products we buy in grocery chains, or retail clothing stores or over-the-counter at pharmacies, require packaging.

After all, food, clothing and non-prescription personal care products are among the so-called fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) that, together, require sizable resources in the form of boxes, cartons, wrappers, paper labels and the like.

But what does that have to do with Ducks Unlimited Canada? Quite a lot, it turns out.

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The future of Canada’s forests: by Kathy Abusow

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The Prince George Citizen
September 28, 2017

It’s hard to imagine a landscape that touches Canadians in as many diverse, important ways as our forests do. It’s equally difficult to think of another landscape that requires as much complex management.

I recently participated in a briefing session of assistant deputy ministers involved in forests across Canada, and I can attest that the hard work, strong cooperation and broad engagement are the new normal. Read more

Women Helping Women – An Indigenous Connection

Ottawa Construction News
September 2017

There’s something powerful in women helping women. That’s why we’re so pleased to tell you about Annie Aningmuiq, a single mom from Pangnirtung, Nunavut.

Through our respective organizations, we’ve been honoured to work with Annie and her four-year-old son Hunter to support this young family in obtaining a key tool for success – decent, affordable, sustainable housing.

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The clear choice: Wood design ideal in the South

Arkansas Democrat Gazette
July 24, 2017

As a supporter of green building design, I am also an advocate for wood construction. Wood is imbued with some amazing physical properties; it’s natural, it’s renewable and, as a design element, it’s esthetically captivating.

That’s why architects like me, including those of us living and working in “The Natural State” of Arkansas and across the U.S. South, view timber from a responsibly managed forest to be a crucial tool in our design toolkit.

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Opinion: First Nations and forestry – A growing collaboration: by Corby Lamb


The Vancouver Sun
June 20, 2017

While forestry remains solidly one of British Columbia’s most important industries, real change continues.

For example, there has never been any doubt that hundreds of communities across B.C., from the coast to the Interior, rely on the forest industry for their livelihoods. But for many decades, First Nations did not participate widely in the success of the sector.

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Teaching Youth About Sustainable Forestry

The Windsor Square
June 11, 2017

By Rob Keen, CEO, Forests Ontario

It’s sometimes hard to pry our youth (and even ourselves) away from our digital devices and keyboards. With well over 80 percent of young Canadians active online, it seems many tend to venture outside less, stuck in a virtual world rather than the natural one. And, while youth in rural Ontario may have more opportunity to experience nature, in urban areas life can get in the way.

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Opinion: B.C.’s forests can be sustainably harvested: by Kathy Abusow


The Vancouver Sun
April 5, 2017

Whoever first made the observation that an individual “couldn’t see the forest for the trees” was pointing to a common problem — particularly about forests themselves.

While many, including myself, view trees as beautiful and crucial to our way of life, as a sustainability professional I know that spending all one’s time focusing on individual trees — both literally and figuratively — can have a negative impact on the broader forest. And as beautiful and as important as a tree is, it’s the forest and its future that my sustainability organization is dedicated to supporting.

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From Crashed Ice to new housing for those in need

Ottawa East News
March 24, 2017

Locals and Canadians from coast to coast were excited to watch the thrills and spills of the Red Bull Crashed Ice event that took place in Ottawa earlier this month. But the story’s not over.

More than a one-time spectacle, the event will have a life-altering impact for low-income families in the Ottawa region. This comes as a result of our partnership with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), a sustainability leader dedicated to the future of our forests and to promoting the responsible procurement of forest products.

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