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CANON'S DEDICATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
At the heart of every product, every idea, and every initiative lies the thought, “how will this make the world a better place?” Canon U.S.A.’s deep belief in being socially responsible is what drives our passion and support for programs that support the environment as well as the local communities we’re a part of.
Eyes on Yellowstone
Since 1995, Eyes on Yellowstone, an education and research program, has been made possible through Canon U.S.A.’s proud sponsorship with Yellowstone Forever.
Canon’s sponsorship of Yellowstone Forever contributes to important scientific research and helps break new ground in conservation, endangered species protection, and the application of cutting-edge science and technology that is essential to managing Yellowstone National Park’s delicate ecosystems and wildlife.
Weather patterns and temperatures can change greatly, especially from day to night, so being prepared for variations is suggested. With the park being less crowded, it is a great time to see the fall colors without the distraction of too many other people. You also stand a good chance of seeing wildlife as they get ready for winter hibernation. Snow can fall as early as October, leading to road closures. Ranger guided tours are offered on snowcoaches and snowmobiles. After the interior roads close in November, this is the only way to attractions like Old Faithful.
Photography in the Fall
For photographers, autumn at Yellowstone is breathtaking. The grass hills turn a golden yellow. Certain trees and shrubs reveal colors of orange, red, and yellow. Autumn is not a long season in the park, so make the most of shorter days by waking up early and hiking to find a range of colors in shrubs like wild rose, rabbitbrush, and mountain ash.
Canon offers tips on fall photography. Just being at Yellowstone Park in autumn presents a great location to play with color, but remember Mother Nature can’t do all the work. “Give the tree some dramatic lighting, throw in a compositional aid such as a creek or road, make use of color filter effects, and think carefully about framing and composition — then you’re on the right track to making a great photo that doesn't just rely on pretty colors.” Use your accessories to stabilize your Canon camera for slower speed shots. Additionally, Canon's Picture Style can help create just the look and feel you want in your fall foliage shots through pre-set options and the Canon Picture Style Special Site.
Wildlife Prepare for Winter
Autumn is breeding season for Elk, and their mating calls can be heard as they migrate, leaving the high elevation grasslands that will soon be covered by snow. The bison also make the trip to lower grounds. Bears can be seen foraging for food to prepare for hibernation. Brown trout become more aggressive in seeking food in cooler waters, venturing further from their homes. This makes for great fishing opportunities before the season ends in November.
Observing the Sounds
The mating calls of the wildlife are an example of the natural soundscape, a resource protected by National Park Service policies. Visitors come to enjoy serenity and solitude and expect to hear sounds of nature. The scientists who study Yellowstone work on creating a 100% immersive experience, even when you can’t visit the park. "Telemetry" refers to the wireless transmission of information, often via radio waves, from one location to another. Downloadable podcasts can be found on the National Park Service website.
Outfitted with super large tires that float on the unplowed roads, snowcoaches allow you to see Yellowstone’s wildlife and natural beauty up-close. The only traffic you’ll experience may be a bison jam or passing snowmobiles. Adventurous explorers, skiers, and snowshoers are welcome to use one of many warming huts throughout the park to rest up and warm up with a hot chocolate or coffee.
October offers a unique opportunity to explore the history of Yellowstone National Park in traditional ghost tales and folklore. A stay at a historic hotel, like Old Faithful Inn (opened in 1904), Lake Yellowstone Hotel (opened in 1891), and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (opened in 1937) may lead to seeing the spirits of guests from the past. Come Christmas time, many towns host holiday festivals, including dog and horse-drawn sleigh rides. A $5.00 permit from the U.S. Forest Service allows anyone to feel like a lumberjack while cutting down their own Christmas tree.
Dan Stahler, Park Biologist, Yellowstone National Park
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Conservation begins at home
At Canon U.S.A., we don’t just make products that improve people’s lives, we try to design products that have a minimal impact on the environment. In fact, as part of our ISO 14001 certification, we work hard to manage the environmental aspects of our activities, services, and products. In this way, we’re doing more every day to protect places like Yellowstone National Park.
Toner cartridge recycling
In 1990, Canon launched a toner cartridge collection and return program, the first in the industry. It has allowed Canon to recycle Canon cartridges with cooperation from customers. But that’s not all. Canon’s development of recycling technologies helps to reduce our dependence on natural resources and helps to reduce waste.
Energy efficient from top to bottom
Canon U.S.A. takes great pride in the many certifications and partnerships we are a part of, including:
ENERGY START® - Canon has received a number of ENERGY STAR awards since 1996 including the 2016 and 2017 Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner Awards, and the 2018 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.
SmartWay® Transport Partnership - In 2015, Canon was awarded the SmartWay Excellence Award for our efforts to reduce transportation-related emissions and improve freight supply chain efficiency.
ISO 14001 Certification - Canon’s Environmental Management System is incorporated into business operations for Canon U.S.A. and more than 700 other Canon sites worldwide, and helps the company establish objectives and targets to reduce the environmental impact associated with our activities, services, and products.
EPEAT® - To be added to the EPEAT Registry, an imaging device must meet strict, comprehensive criteria that considers, among other things, the design, production, longevity, energy efficiency, and use of recycled and recyclable materials with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims. For a complete list of EPEAT-registered Canon products and to learn more about the registry visit EPEAT.net.
LEED® Certification - Canon Americas’ Headquarters in New York and Canon’s Customer Experience Center in California have been awarded LEED Gold certification, a prestigious recognition for the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of high-performance green buildings
Committed to being a good corporate citizen and the world community
Being socially responsible has been part of Canon U.S.A.’s culture for decades. In recognizing that our corporate activities are supported by the development of society as a whole, we aim to achieve growth through sound and fair business activities while contributing to the realization of a better society as a good corporate citizen.