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Cascades takes home environmental award

Company recognized for 100-percent recycled paper


November 26, 2010
by Purchasing b2b staff

Ottawa: Cascades Fine Paper Group (Saint-Jérôme, Que.) was among the winners of the annual Boreal Leadership Council’s Boreal Awards, presented at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on November 24.

The awards recognize leadership, innovation, co-operation and excellence among those who live and work in Canada’s boreal forest region. Cascades won for its 100-percent recycled paper and production practices.

Among the other winners were:

•    Global Forest Watch Canada;
•    Aventures Ashini and the Friends of the Mushuau-Nipi;
•    Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta;
•    First Nation Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM), a coalition from Northern BC that promotes environmentally sound mining exploration and development; and
•    Prof. Louis Belanger, volunteer with Nature Quebec.

“This year’s winners once again demonstrate the depth of talent and commitment that is evident across Canada’s vast boreal forest,” said Larry Innes, executive director of the Canadian Boreal Initiative. “They share a vision that incorporates a balanced approach to boreal forest conservation and sustainable development.”

The Boreal Leadership Council is made up of leading conservation groups, First Nations organizations, resource companies and financial institutions, all of which have an interest and a stake in the future of Canada’s boreal forest.