November 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Hachette Book Group announces industry leading enviro. policy

November 30, 2009 - Publishers Weekly | The Hachette Book Group has announced a new environmental policy that will increase the publisher’s use of recycled paper, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The policy has both long-term and short-term targets. By 2012, Hachette plans to raise the use of recycled fiber from 3% to 30%, with a majority of the fiber to be post-consumer. Hachette also intends to have FSC-certified papers… Continue

Added by Better Paper Project on November 30, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Good to Know: "Group of Magazine Publishers Said to Be Building Online Newsstand"

November 24, 2009 - New York Times | A consortium of magazine publishers including Time Inc. and Condé Nast plan to jointly build an online newsstand for publications in multiple digital formats, according to people with knowledge of the plans. The formation of a new company to run the online newsstand — sometimes characterized as an “iTunes for magazines” — may be announced in early December. Time, Condé Nast, Hearst and Meredith all intend to be equity partners in the new company, although… Continue

Added by Better Paper Project on November 24, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Good to Know: "Gibson Guitar plant in Nashville raided by feds"

November 18, 2009 - | An international crackdown on the use of endangered woods from the world's rain forests to make musical instruments bubbled over to Music City on Tuesday with a federal raid on Gibson Guitar's manufacturing plant. Some exotic hardwoods traditionally used in making premium guitars, such as rosewood from the rain forests of Madagascar and Brazil, have been banned from commercial trade because of environmental concerns under a recently revised federal law.… Continue

Added by Better Paper Project on November 18, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Good to Know: "Boreal forests store carbon, and need help"

November 12, 2009 - Reuters | The report complained that the Kyoto climate pact focused almost exclusively on tropical forests, offered no incentives for forest conservation and excluded peatlands. "Because the boreal forest is the largest terrestrial carbon storehouse on earth, keeping the boreal carbon reservoir in place is essential to avoid accelerating climate change." Click here to read full… Continue

Added by Better Paper Project on November 12, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Good to Know: "40% of lowland forests in Sumatra and Indonesian Borneo cleared"

November 10, 2009 - Monga Bay | Forty percent of lowland forests in Sumatra and Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) were cleared from 1990 to 2005, reports a high resolution assessment of land cover change in Indonesia. Seventy percent of deforestation was concentrated in Sumatra and Borneo, the only islands that still house native orangutan populations. Click here to read full article.

Added by Better Paper Project on November 10, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Greenline Paper: Saving Trees One Office at a Time

A proud member of Green America's Green Business Network™ for the last 12 years, Stephen Baker of Greenline Paper says: "Green America means a lot to us because it embodies our national green community. Being a member means having a fraternity of businesses that have similar challenges and like-minded values. It’s good to have friends in the business."

We agree! In this month's interview, Stephen becomes… Continue

Added by Andrew Korfhage on November 3, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Shrink Your Impact, Offset the Rest

When Ethan Merlin, a school teacher and Green America member in Rockville, MD, had an opportunity to take a group of students to visit Moscow, he had just one regret: by flying roundtrip across the Atlantic, he and his students would have no choice but to each cause the emission of more than three tons of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. “The trip was an amazing learning experience for me and for my students,” says Merlin. “But I also care about the climate crisis, and the world that we are… Continue

Added by Joelle Novey on November 3, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Good to Know: "Gucci drops Asia Pulp and Paper in pledge to save rainforests"

November 3, 2009 - Monga Bay | One of the world's largest and most prestigious fashion brands has stated it will stop sourcing paper from Indonesian forests and will drop Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) as a supplier, which has become notorious for tropical deforestation. The move comes after pressure from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) on the fashion industry to stop sourcing paper from threatened rainforests for their shopping bags.… Continue

Added by Better Paper Project on November 3, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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