Category: Sustainability

How to Pick the Right NGO Partner

At its best, a partnership with a nongovernmental organization (NGO) can be a fruitful, symbiotic relationship. At its worst, it can be a drain on energy and resources for both parties. NGOs provide critical insights into the communities that companies operate in, as well as the natural environments they affect, while companies can lend financial support and provide a different brand of...

Going for the Gold in Sustainability

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in full swing, the eyes of the world are on Rio.  The excitement of watching the world’s best athletes compete on a global stage is undeniable.  Throughout the process – whether it’s popular sports like swimming and gymnastics, or more obscure ones like race walking (aka speed walking – yes, it’s actually a thing), there’s always a focus on...

Driving the SmartWay®

It’s summer, the time of year known as the “driving season,” when peak demand for gasoline usually hits.  Though technically the summer driving season runs from April through September, now’s the time when the weather is warm, the kids are out of school and millions of families take their annual vacation – often opting to travel by car. ...

Dryden’s Conservation Camp Celebrates Diamond Anniversary

Advocating for the responsible management of natural resources may seem like a relatively recent phenomenon. But the fact is that Domtar’s Dryden mill has been promoting conservation efforts in Northwestern Ontario for over half a century. ...

Should Green Products Even be a Thing?

I recently read an excellent article by Suzanne Shelton, President and CEO of the Shelton Group, on the drawbacks of products marketed as better for the environment. In An Open Letter to Manufacturers, the author tells about her frustrations dealing with so-called “green” products: ...