Giving Back - The Environment

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.


Jane Goodall-Roots and Shoots

Our monthly support of the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots and Shoots program contributes to teaching young people how to become agents of community change through experiential learning and providing programming to schools. 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.


Outdoor Education

In 2014, we began a partnership with MyClassNeeds and established a fund that provides support to schools for outdoor environmentally-focused activities. Since then, we have supported 46 classrooms (2,826 students) in need. 
Find out more about My Class Needs.


Land Preservation

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


Reforestation

Copernicus-owned land now totals 250 acres which has been reforested with 60,000 trees as part of the naturalization process.


Solar Panels

Solar panels provide approximately 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.


Bees

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!