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English Research Links

These links will inform your Research Questions and Critical Thinking Questions.

Q3.1 CAN – Forests provide ecosystem services that benefit us greatly, click here to see what some of these are: Link 1 L1

INT – Learn about the several causes and impacts of deforestation, and what one organization is doing to reduce the impacts. Link 2 L1 

INT – Another simple overview: Link 3 L1 


Q3.2 CAN – Some Canadians want to stop any logging of old growth forests and support sustainable forestry. Find out who these people are and why they care: Link 4 L1 

INT-US – How do old growth forests connect to Climate Change? Link 5 L2 

CAN – Do we have any logging of old growth trees in BC? Link 6 L1 


Q3.3 INT – Understand the ways in which the paper industry can reduce its social and environmental impact (Read "Recommendations" on page 69) Link 7 L2 

INT – On a political and social justice note, individuals may be making money on citizens and companies doing what they think is ethical and “green.” Check out the story of REDD: A real Solution to Deforestation: Link 8 (6:38) L2


Q3.4 CAN – CAN – Let’s compare Virgin Paper to recycled paper and its impact on the planet. Link 9 L1 

INT-US – Quality of recycled paper is just as good as new paper: Link 10 L1

CAN – Is worth it to buy paper sourced from FSC certified wood? Find out the 10 principles that FSC certified forests must follow. Link 11 L2 


Q3.5 US – Are there other alternatives to clear-cutting? What do these alternatives look like? Link 12 L1 

CAN – How does Canada rate internationally for its use of forest resources? Check out this site to see Canada’s logging practices and sustainability challenges as well: Link 13 L1 

INT – What are some things to keep in mind when practicing selective logging? Link 14 L1  


Helpful Optional Links

INT – Along with lessening your impact in choosing recycled and FSC paper products, here are some additional creative ways of reducing your paper usage: Link 15 L1 

INT – If you need to use paper, then consider paper made from different materials that don’t impact our forests as much. Even with these alternatives, further research is suggested to make sure that you are making ethical choices! Link 16 L1

INT – Let’s start with the core values: why are forests so important and why are trees so great? Link 17 (7:34) L1 and Link 18 (6:02) L1

INT-US – Have you ever considered how much paper you see, touch and use throughout the course of a day? A lot, right? Here are a few reasons on why you ought to consider cutting back: Link 19 (5:37) L1

INT – This article outlines more in depth the relationship between our forests and climate change: Link 20 L2

CAN – A lot of the forest industry in BC encroaches on land owned by First Nations: Link 21 L1

INT-US – Companies actually targets old growth trees to make softer tissue paper: Link 22 L2

INT-US – Here’s a Greenpeace ad for recycled paper: Link 23 (0:16) L2

CAN  This article outlines in more detail some environmental impacts of Forest Harvest: Link 24 L2 

INT – Hear from an expert on how our forests are working for us: Link 25 L2

INT – Where is our paper sorted?  Is it processed here? Sold to other places? Link 26 L1 And here is how the recycling process works: Link 27 (3:13) L1

CAN – Wilkinson is famous for his selective logging practices. This reflection of those practices and reasons are almost poetic: Link 28 L2 

CAN – The Great Bear Rainforest has been a point of contention. This site walks you beautifully through the complexities, success and challenges that have been faced: Link 29 L1  


Stakeholder Links

INT – Here's a look at how deforestation impacts our environment and the Indigenous groups that rely upon it: Stakeholder 1 L1

CAN-BC – This link highlights stories of how different Indigenous peoples and communities have been impacted by development projects over the course of generations: Stakeholder 2 L1

CAN – The Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI):  How Natural Resources Canada is working to improve the relationship between Indigenous communities and the forestry sector: Stakeholder 3 L1


Current Events

CAN- 2017 April 11th- Times Colonist - According to BC's Sierra Club, Vancouver Island's old growth forests are disappearing three times faster than tropical rainforests, making it very urgent issue in BC: Event 1

INT – 2015 November 11th - The Guardian  “Indonesian Forest Fires: Everything you Need to Know” This news article gives a great overview of the tragic rampage of the forest fires, what caused it and who’s to blame: Event 2

INT – 2015 June 3rd - Greenpeace  “APRIL, pulp and paper giant ends its deforestation” Education campaigns about the effect of deforestation have begun to pay off with Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper company committing to ending destructive practices: Event 3 

CAN – 2015 May 25th - The Huffington Post  “How Companies Are Striving for Deforestation-Free Supply Chains” Some of the largest multi-national companies are making commitments to a deforestation free supply chain. These changes could be slow or even insignificant when large multifaceted companies are involved: Event 4

INT – 2015 May 6th - WhatTheyThink  “Global Forest and paper Industry Make Progress on Sustainability Commitments” The latest report from The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) indicates steps are being made towards industry sustainability: Event 5

CAN – 2015 April 2nd - CBC News  “Boreal Forests Suffering Significant Losses in Russia, Canada” In 2013 loss of Boreal forest cover in Russia and Canada was said to be “very significant” mostly due to forest fires that may be attributed to factors including climate change: Event 6

 INT – 2015 May 13th - Treehugger  “Deforestation-Free’ is just one step towards greater sustainability” Deforestation free is the latest commitment by large companies committing to more sustainable practices: Event 7


Liens de Recherche en Français

Ces liens informeront vos Questions de Recherche et vos Réflexions Critiques 

INT - strie du papier est responsable de plusieurs conséquences sur l’environnement. Ce lien t’apprendra pourquoi et comment on pourrait éviter ou réduire l’utilisation du papier, particulièrement à l’école. Lien 1

INT – Pourquoi utilise-t-on le papier recyclé? L1 Lien 2

INT – Découvrez comment réduire l’utilisation du papier. L1 Lien 3


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