‘Green’ Publishers to Be Recognized: Call for Nominations Announced
SustainPrint.com—the Web site for environmental sustainability in printing and publishing, co-produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines––has announced a call for nominations for its second-annual SustainPrint.com Awards. The awards recognize four publishers each year for their achievements in environmental sustainability. The “Newcomer of the Year” awards are given to one book and one magazine publishing company that have recently implemented significant environmental sustainability policies. The “Longtime Leader” awards recognize one book and one magazine publishing company that have a history of environmentally conscious publishing practices.
“We established the SustainPrint.com Awards because we believe that publishers who have taken steps to improve their environmental impact deserve recognition for their leadership in this area. They serve as role models and inspiration for other publishers seeking to change their companies’ policies to become more environmentally responsible,” says Noelle Skodzinski, editor-in-chief of Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines.
In 2007, the SustainPrint.com Awards recipients were Random House, Lantern Books, Fast Company and the National Wildlife Federation.
“Environmental innovators deserve recognition and Green Press Initiative (GPI) salutes the SustainPrint.com Awards as a perfect platform for highlighting leaders in social and environmental responsibility,” says Tyson Miller, executive director, GPI, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group for the book publishing industry. “Book Business has been at the forefront of increasing awareness of this important issue, and it is great that the SustainPrint.com awards will become an annual event.”
Recipients of the 2008 SustainPrint.com Awards will be honored during a special reception at the 2008 Publishing Business Conference and Expo (March 10-12) in New York City and featured in Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines, as well as on SustainPrint.com.
To nominate a publishing company for the 2008 SustainPrint.com Awards, e-mail the company’s name and a description of the company’s efforts in environmental sustainability to Noelle Skodzinski at NSkodzinski@NAPCO.com with the subject line “SustainPrint.com Awards Nomination.”