Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Copernicus Educational Products have been partners in conservation since 2009. We have been sponsoring and supporting NCC’s conservation efforts in Ontario, in recognition of its belief that society must preserve its natural heritage for future generations. Find out more about NCC.
Our monthly support of the Jane Goodall Institute helps in their efforts to protect chimpanzees and the wild places where they live. It also supports education programming that helps young people to grow into informed and engaged citizens. Learn more about the Jane Goodall Institute here.
Trees for Schools
We have supplied schools in Southwestern Ontario with over 151,000 free trees and 5,000 wildflower seed packs since 2009. We also administer a similar tree planting program in Southern China. Find out more about our Trees for Schools program.
In 2014, we began a partnership with MyClassNeeds and established a fund that provides support to schools for outdoor environmentally-focused activities. Visit myclassneeds.ca for more details or find out more here.
To date, we have donated 400 acres of wilderness land containing provincially significant wetlands to the Muskoka Conservancy which protects and preserves land for future generations.
Copernicus-owned land now totals 200 acres which has been reforested with 60,000 trees as part of the naturalization process.
Solar panels now provide 20% of our electricity. We’re using enough of the sun’s energy to generate power for our entire office space and some of the factory. It’s also a great place to eat lunch under on a rainy day!
Landfill Waste Diversion
We divert 75% of our waste from landfill through recycling and composting. Reducing and diverting waste remains an important focus in our day-to-day operations. Our goal is to continue to reduce and watch this percentage rise.
The decline in our bee population is well publicized. What isn't generally known is the important role bees play in the balance of our ecosystem. No bees = a vast drop in available crops. We are trying to do our bit on Copernicus property by establishing and managing our own bee hives. Just about every employee gets involved!