Boreal forest

Industries are chopping away the North American boreal forest, logging another 1 million acres every year.1    1 million acres of forest are chopped down by industry each year. That’s a big reason why, nine months ago, Home Depot shareholders told their company to do more to eliminate deforestation in its supply chain.2 We’re still waiting for Home Depot to publicly act. And so […]

A million acres — an area larger than Rhode Island. That’s how much of Canada’s ancient, carbon-siphoning, biologically rich boreal forest is cut down every year.1     We’re flushing our forests away. Where does all that lumber go? A significant portion is pulped to make extra soft tissue products for Procter & Gamble, which owns well-known brands Charmin and Bounty. That’s not sustainable […]

By Marcia Eldridge, board member Should we deplete the world’s largest intact forest ecosystem to make toilet paper? We don’t think so. Yet much of the tissue that we use once before flushing away is made from virgin wood pulp harvested from one of the planet’s most important forests: North America’s boreal forest, which stretches 1.5 billion acres from Alaska to Newfoundland. […]