Boho, Ogden Publications, Melcher Media and University of Calif. Press Take Home 'Green' Awards
Boho Magazine, Ogden Publications, University of California Press and Melcher Media are being recognized for outstanding achievements in environmental sustainability. The four publishing organizations have been selected as the winners of the third-annual SustainPrint Awards, produced by Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines.
Two Longtime Leader Awards recognize a magazine and book publisher that have made significant efforts and led the industry in environmental sustainability over a number of years, and two Newcomer of the Year Awards recognize a magazine and book publisher that have recently taken steps to improve their companies' environmental sustainability efforts.
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 Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as coming from forests that meet FSC standards for well-managed and sustainable.
"We are extremely excited and honored to receive this award, which validates our commitment of producing our magazine on 100-percent post-consumer
waste paper and no UV coating," says Gina La Morte, editor in chief and publisher of Boho.
The University of California Press
The University of California Press, which established a corporate environmental sustainability policy in 1995, has received the Longtime Leader Award in book publishing. The press uses post-consumer recycled content paper in about 75 percent of its books. An estimated 50 percent of its titles are printed on FSC-certified paper, and 25 percent on paper certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.