A ‘Green’ Celebration
Emily Foote, Chelsea Green’s managing editor, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the awards reception.
“It is inspiring to see so many people in the publishing industry making sustainability a priority. Bookmaking has a noble and storied history; for it to successfully transition into the 21st century, it must now do its part to protect our threatened planet,” says Foote. “Chelsea Green is very grateful for the recognition of this award, and proud to work with other members of the industry for increased environmental awareness and reduced waste.”
Margo Baldwin, Chelsea Green president and publisher, says, “I’m thrilled that we’ve won this award and feel like it validates Chelsea Green’s many years of environmental publishing, both from a content and a practice point of view. We are also very pleased that this award has been created and that the book industry is facing up to the drastic implications of climate change and a new world of limited energy resources.”
The company is an active member of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and, in 2007, it was a key sponsor of a sustainability conference held at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Magazine Publishers Recognized for ‘Green’ Achievements
In magazine publishing, this year, two companies stood out significantly for their recent achievements in environmental sustainability, and the SustainPrint Leadership Awards Committee voted to recognize them both with SustainPrint’s Newcomer of the Year Award in magazine publishing: Every Day With Rachael Ray and Nickelodeon Magazine.
Every Day With Rachael Ray, published by the Reader’s Digest Association, began in November 2007 to print its more than 2.5 million copies on paper with 85-percent recycled fiber from post-printed waste. These changes will save 115,000 trees in just one year. The paper also is processed chlorine-free. In addition, the Reader’s Digest Association has recently switched 13 more titles to the same paper.