Made in Canada

Eco successes from north of the 49th parallel

True North: National Parks

For much of the world—and for many Canadians as well—our country remains synonymous with vast, unspoiled wilderness. Rightfully so: Canada has one of the oldest national park systems in the world. One-quarter of the planet’s wild forests lie within our borders, as well as 20 percent of the world’s fresh water.

The Big Wild campaign, founded in 2008 by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Mountain Equipment Co-op, aims to protect at least half of our wild spaces, a figure conservation scientists believe will guarantee the integrity of our stunning, singular ecosystems.

Read the full "Made in Canada" list in the Fall issue of Green Living.

Photo: iStockphoto.com/Ian Poole