Leaving a Green Thumbprint on the Page: Steps Publishers Can Take to Reverse Global Warming

July 2007
by Amy Wachspress

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Leaving a Green Thumbprint on the Page:

Leaving a Green Thumbprint on
the Page: Steps Publishers Can Take to Reverse Global Warming

 

by Amy Wachspress

 

The Green Guide Girls at
Plant a Tree in Cherry Hill, NJ, sent me an email to tell me that they are
developing a directory of environmentally friendly companies in the publishing
industry. They asked me what my publishing company does to prevent climate
change. I replied that we are an itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny independent publisher
and that we had printed our one and only book on 100 percent recycled paper.

 

Then, in the days that followed, I
kept thinking about their inquiry, and I realized that I have more to tell,
since I am passionate about this issue and have been my entire life.

 

Here is my list of ways that
publishing companies can help reverse climate change and contribute to the
preservation of planet Earth.

 

Top
of the list: Print on 100 percent recycled paper. When we founded Woza Books, my husband and I signed
the Green Press Initiative [see Erin Johnson’s “Green Textbooks,” June 2006;
and Rudy Shur’s “Pluses of Printing on Recycled Paper,” November 2006]. Here’s
a tip. Because the Canadian government provides subsidies to printers who use
recycled paper, Cana…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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