Keene Goes “Green”
Keene Publishing, home of Moo Press children’s books, announced their adoption of a “green” paper policy. Keene has joined the Green Press Initiative (USA), an organization working with publishers, authors, printers and paper mills to reduce the environmental impact of the publishing industry.
According to Keene, the company recognizes paper as a core part of its business and wants to support conservation of biodiversity, natural landscapes, and forests through the use of forest-friendly paper. President and Founder Diane Tinney says, “Our publishing platform has always been to sustain life, to illuminate lives one book at a time. What better way to sustain life than properly manage our use of paper products and the impact that has on nature while we do that. It’s just the responsible thing to do.”
Tinney estimates that over the next three to five years, their Green Press policy will save more than 100 mature trees annually, the equivalent of the total energy used for six homes in one year, and of greenhouse gases from six cars driven for a year (based on research done by the Paper Task Force). Tinney is also on the American Association of Publisher’s (AAP) Paper Issues Working Group, a committee that researches the environmental aspects of paper that is used in book publishing and reports findings to the AAP members at large.
Keene Publishing/Moo Press joins 60 other publishers in the Industry and more 200 authors such as Philip Pullman, in a movement toward preserving ancient forests. An independent publisher of fiction, nonfiction and children’s books, Keene will release six new books this year, three of those under the Moo Press children’s imprint.
Keene Publishing/Moo Press is distributed by Biblio, a division of National Book Network in the United States.
For more information, please visit www.KeeneBooks.com or contact Diane Tinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.