Melcher Media, University of Calif. Press, Boho and Ogden Publications Take Home 'Green' Awards
The company also manufactures a line of books, its Durabooks, on synthetic paper stock.
Ogden Publications—which publishes a number of magazines and books for “people interested in self-sufficiency, sustainability, rural lifestyles and farm memorabilia”—has been awarded the Longtime Leader Award in magazine publishing. Several of Ogden's publications, including Mother Earth News and Utne Reader, are printed on paper containing 85-percent post-consumer-recycled content. (Post-consumer recycled content is thought by some to be more environmentally friendly than recycled paper because it uses paper recovered from consumers, decreasing the amount of paper sent to landfills.) Mother Earth News has been printed on recycled-content paper since the early 1990s.
Boho Magazine, a “green” fashion-lifestyle magazine launched in 2008, has been chosen as the Newcomer of the Year in magazine publishing. It is the first fashion magazine to use 100-percent recycled content in its paper, packaging and inks. Its paper is also certified by the FSC as meeting its standards for well-managed and sustainable forests.
About the Awards
The 2009 SustainPrint Awards will be presented on March 23 at an awards dinner held during the Publishing Business Conference & Expo at the New York Marriott Marquis. For more information, visit http://www.PublishingBusiness.com (click on “events”).
The SustainPrint Awards winners are selected from nominations by a panel of judges. The 2009 SustainPrint judges were:
• Tyson Miller, executive director, Green Press Initiative
• Frank Locantore, Better Paper Project Director, Green America (formerly Co-op America)
• Andrew Van Der Laan, director, senior project manager, publishing operations project group, Random House Inc.
• Laura Hickey, senior director, global warming education, National Wildlife Federation
• Jennifer Alt, production and sustainability manager, Nickelodeon Magazine Group, and
• Emily Foote, managing editor, Chelsea Green Publishing.