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Forest Ethics

November 3, 2011

ForestEthics, a nonprofit environmental organization with staff in Canada and the United States, believes that protecting forests — and the air, water, wildlife and human well-being that depend on forests — is everyone’s business.

ForestEthics is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated under the laws of the State of California in 1999. In Canada, ForestEthics is a project of Tides Canada Initiatives who have full governing, legal, and fiduciary responsibility for the project.

Founded in 2000, ForestEthics is a nonprofit environmental organization with staff and board members in Canada and the United States. Our mission is to protect Endangered Forests and wild places, wildlife, and human well-being. Climate change, which threatens to undermine all of our conservation efforts, is also one of our campaign focus areas. We catalyze environmental leadership among industry, governments and communities by running hard-hitting and highly effective campaigns that leverage public dialogue and pressure to achieve our goals.

Our current campaigns focus on forests and wild places in Canada and the US, such as the Great Bear Rainforest and the Boreal Forest in Canada, and on the industries that use products that come from these places, such as our campaign to stop Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s greenwash. We are also fighting climate change and dirty energy in our campaign to stop Canada’s Tar Sands and our campaign to stop Shell from drilling for coalbed methane in the Sacred Headwaters.

Our efforts have transformed the environmental practices of Fortune 500 companies including Staples, Office Depot, Victoria’s Secret, and many others. Whether it’s by brokering agreements with companies or by negotiating legislated protection, our job is to protect forests and wild places for the people and wildlife that depend upon them. To date, ForestEthics has secured protection agreements for more than 25 million hectares (or 65 million acres) of Endangered Forests.

Photo courtesy of M. Mander © 2011

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