Salt Spring Coffee is doing a fundraiser for its 1% for the Planet partner Canopy to support their efforts to protect ancient and endangered forests.
You can participate in three ways through the campaign:
We all have the power to influence our communities and shape the world we live in. Whether you are just getting started with a sustainable lifestyle or are further transforming your life, sign up for the Canopy Pledge to commit to supporting the health of the world’s forests.
It’s a big, exciting challenge and we are here to help. The Canopy Bird Challenge is 21 days of ideas and small steps you can take to put your pledge into practice to positively impact ancient and endangered forests. Put your pledge into practice
Our Canopy Bird blends beans from Latin America and Sumatra and that means a full body. Heavy, with layers of dark, earthy tones. We give $1 to Canopy when you purchase a specially marked bag of Canopy Bird. Keep your eyes peeled for them in stores this summer.
Every sip of coffee you take is good for the birds.
We’ve created a special Paint-by-Number poster that celebrates Canopy’s story. Yes, those Paint-by-Numbers, a throwback to the painting kits with grey or blue outlines and numbers that correspond with tiny paint pots. This summer we’re inviting BC-based artists and change-makers to get creative with a nostalgic art form. More details to come. Show your creativity
Drink Coffee! Every sip of Salt Spring Coffee you take supports organic agriculture and is fair to farmers. And 1% of our total sales is donated to non-profits like Canopy doing good things for the planet.
Take the pledge! Small changes in our daily life can create lasting change. Pledge to live in a way that treads lightly on our forests. Our 21-Day Canopy Challenge will jump start and help you positively impact our world.
Get Creative! Is there anything more spectacular than the colours of birds? Celebrate and learn about the bird species that call Canadian forests with our Paint-by-Number project.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." — Margaret Mead
The best way to incorporate changes in our lives is to start as small as you can, and do small things every day. With this idea in mind we’ve created a 21 day action challenge to motivate, inspire you to honor your Canopy Pledge.
First things first - take the Canopy Pledge. Join a flock of inspired people committed to caring for forests in Canada and beyond. Now you're ready to start our 21 day action challenge.
Conserving forests can seem intimidating, but the way you live has enormous impact. Daily habits can be transformed with a consecutive, dedicated plan. Think a cleanse, but WAY more fun.
The Canopy Challenge is simple - for 21 consecutive days you commit to doing one of the small actions on the list below. That’s just three weeks of consistent, fun & engaging small challenges for you to do with your family, friends or colleagues.
Our lives have different rhythms, so we’ve designed the 21 Day Canopy Challenge to fit your life. Pick your favourite daily action challenges from the lists below.
I pledge to be a part of Canopy and Salt Spring Coffee’s effort to protect ancient and endangered forests, and the species that live in them.
Download a PDF of our Canopy Paint-by-Number art to Create for Canopy! Print it out to cover it with colour or digitally manipulate the image however you please. Snap a photo and share with the Canopy Bird team by using #canopybird, or email a copy to email@example.com
We’ve handpicked some of our favourite artists and creative changemakers to help tell the story of Canopy. With brushes, paints, colour and a little imagination - they’ve taken a customized Canopy Paint-by-Number canvas and created a special collection of work.
‘CREATE FOR CANOPY COLLECTION’ LAUNCH
We launched the collection in Vancouver on Thursday, October 2 at MakerLabs.
All money raised from the auction event will go directly to Canopy and their conservation efforts in Canada, with a focus on the Great Bear Rainforest.
We asked a flock of creative change-makers and artists in the lower mainland and Vancouver Island to take a Canopy Bird Paint-by-Number print and layer it with their story.
Each completed print was created with different materials, all expressing the connection to nature and the importance of preserving British Columbia’s bird habitat - our forests. Browse the completed work in the gallery below and learn more about our participating artists.
Katherine Ransom is a graduate from E.C.U.A.D. with a B.F.A. in sculpture.
Alison Gegenbauer Bjornson is a green living, organic eating, food preserving, herbalist, photographing, knitting, spinning, dying, felting, sewing, crafty kind of gal.
Carlyn’s painting, sculpture and public artworks draw on her various ‘making’ skills.
Sarah Smith is a pre-emerging Artist who lives and works in Vancouver. She spends most of her time sketching, designing, painting, and staying pale in a basement suite off the Drive
JC Spock is a self-taught mixed media artist who left her corporate career at the age of 35 in order to live out her life’s passion.
Growing up in Burnaby next to the lakes and the Trans-Canada Highway, Derek Tan kept looking at plants and drawing them until he ended up with majors in Biology and Art History.
Sean Karemaker is an artist living in Vancouver, BC.
Currently residing on Vancouver Island, Dave approaches illustration and artwork with a nostalgic eye.
Brent Clowater uses soft washes, saturated colours and hard edges to turn his drawings from real life into moody and luminous watercolour paintings.
Phillip McCrum has worked in the Vancouver arts community in the 1980’s and 1990’s in a variety of capacities; curator…
Michael Bjornson draws on his architectural and artistic practices to consider the layers of relationships that comprise a community.
Jennifer Mawby is an artist living and working in Vancouver, BC. Through a multi-disciplinary practice the artist engages the forms and concerns of painting, photography, sculpture, film, cinema, theatre, and soundtrack music.
Jamie Smith attended the University of Victoria and majored in Visual Arts with a minor in business. But her real…
Sara Bailey is a digital/graphic designer who has been doodling letterforms, on any surface, since she was a kid.
Kris studied painting at Emily Carr University and finds inspiration from the community around her in the shared artist space of 1000 Parker Street.
Salt Spring Coffee is raising money to donate to Canopy as a part of our 1% for the Planet initiative. This donation is great example of Salt Spring Coffee’s 1% for the Planet giving initiatives. Canopy supports a number of ancient and endangered forests worldwide, but will use the money from the Canopy Bird campaign to focus on their work in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. Learn More
Its name is actually drawn from the close, interdependent relationship between canopy forests, migratory birds and coffee farming. Each year, these birds return to the tropics from North America to nest in the canopies of tropical shade forests, right above where the arabica coffee plants grow. Learn More
Interested in the Canopy Bird initiative? Curious about our coffee? Want to participate but have questions? We’re here for you - send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.