Valentine’s Day, a time to express your love to the people around you, can result in the opposite effect on the planet. Most people celebrate the holiday by buying gifts for their significant other, but many also show their love to family, friends, coworkers, and even pets. Those are a lot of gifts, that can add up to a lot of environmental impact and even waste. But not every rose has to have its thorn; there is a way to invite sustainability into your Valentine’s Day gift giving.
Today, as consumers become more educated and savvy about how their products are produced, the demand for sustainably sourced goods is increasing. And it’s among the reasons that Domtar is working with corporate partners, non-profit agencies and environmental groups to increase the number of forests managed using certified standards through various initiatives.
Our Director of certification recently traveled to the mountains of Taiwan to present the Bunun tribe with a groundbreaking FSC certification.
The most recent event on “How Business Can Tackle Deforestation” was held in Washington D.C. in early April with about a hundred participants, including Rainforest Alliance.