ABCs of Going Green

February 2008
by Diane Tinney

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ABCs of Going Green

by Diane Tinney

I’ve always been a recycler at home, so a year or so ago, when the Association of American Publishers asked that I participate on their Paper Issues Committee, I signed right up. To be honest, I did not know where to start in taking our small publishing company green and was grateful for the opportunity to learn more.

What I’ve learned over the past year, from the committee work and from various articles and suppliers, is that going green is often as easy as asking the question, “Do you have a recycled option?” and that it does not always mean spending more money.

Because it helps to have a guide and to understand the terminology, I’ve assembled the information that follows and added links to Web sites where you can learn more.

Going green may seem like the fad of today, but we small independent publishers and self-publishers can make a significant positive contribution to our planet’s health. With more than 100,000 of us publishing books each year, our impact on the environment is something to consider in our business plans.

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