Environmental Programs

The Clean Earth CampaignIn 1990, Canon introduced The Clean Earth Campaign and began to recover and recycle toner cartridges used in many Canon office products. In 1995, Canon U.S.A. repositioned The Clean Earth Campaign as a branding umbrella to represent all of Canon's U.S. environmental accomplishments. Since that time, this campaign has grown into one of the leading and most visible environmental cause related initiatives in the United States.

Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program

The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program is developing the next generation of scientists working in the fields of conservation, environmental science and park management. It is the first and only program of its kind to encourage doctoral students to conduct innovative research on scientific problems critical to national parks.

Established in 1997 and expanded in 2002 to include students and national parks throughout the Americas, the program supports scientists who will learn, discover, invent and create solutions to preserve national parks in the region. Each year, the program awards eight doctoral dissertation scholarships to support student research. Students selected to receive these scholarship awards become Canon National Parks Science Scholars.

Canon Envirothon

Canon EnvirothonThe Canon Envirothon (www.envirothon.org) is an exciting and fun way for high school students throughout North America to learn about the environment and the issues facing this and future generations.

Sponsored in partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other conservation agencies, the competition began in 1979. In 2006, more than 500,000 teenagers from 50 states, eight provinces and one territory participated in a year-long learning process combining in-class curriculum with hands-on field experiences to demonstrate the role people have in important environmental issues.

Eyes on Yellowstone is made possible by Canon

An education and research program in partnership with Yellowstone National Park, Eyes on Yellowstone is made possible by Canon.

Canon's funding for the Yellowstone Park Foundation helps make possible scientific research and innovative programs in conservation, endangered species protection and the application of cutting-edge science and technology essential to managing park wildlife and ecosystems.

Partnership With U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Canon works in voluntary partnership with the EPA to design products that meet the high standards of its ENERGY STAR® program. Started in 1992, this program promotes the development and introduction of energy-efficient products to combat global warming and other environmental issues. An ENERGY STAR partner for 10 years and one of the leading producers of energy-efficient equipment, Canon has more than 400 products qualified with the ENERGY STAR program. Canon has received nine ENERGY STAR awards since 1996. For more information: www.energystar.gov

WasteWise is a voluntary partnership launched in 1994 that helps organizations find practical methods to reduce municipal solid waste while improving financial performance. In 2004, Canon received its fourth award from WasteWise for implementing a comprehensive waste reduction program in addition to establishing its toner cartridge collection and recycling program for customers.

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SmartWay Transport Partnership was launched in 2003 as a voluntary program in the transportation industry, with leading freight-haulers, retailers and manufacturers reducing fuel consumption, reducing emissions that affect health and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that affect the environment. Canon is a charter and full member.

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