Random House, Lantern Books, Fast Company and Nat’l Wildlife Federation Honored for Environmental Sustainability Efforts
The first-ever SustainPrint.com Leadership Awards were announced Mon., March 5 at the Book Business/Publishing Executive Magazine Conference and Expo in New York. Random House, Inc., Lantern Books, Fast Company magazine and the National Wildlife Federation took home the inaugural awards, which recognize book and magazine publishing companies for their achievements in environmental sustainability. They are presented by SustainPrint.com, which was developed by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines to provide a central location for information and resources on environmental sustainability in printing and publishing.
Two book publishers and two magazine publishers were recognized with inaugural honors.
“We believe that leaders in environmental sustainability efforts deserve recognition, and we are thrilled to be able to present the SustainPrint.com Leadership Awards to provide this recognition,” says Noelle Skodzinski, editor in chief of Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines, as well as SustainPrint.com. “The awards also will help share the stories of these publishers’ significant achievements so that other publishers can learn from their leadership and guidance. The winners of the first-annual SustainPrint.com Leadership Awards truly deserve this honor and are an inspiration to others in the industry.”
The editors of Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines also enlisted the input of a pair of industry experts on environmental sustainability among publishers—both of whom marveled at how far the industry’s efforts have come in the last several years.
“This awards program would have had a slim pool to pick from five years ago,” says Miller, whose Green Press Initiative (greenpressinitiative.org) targets book publishers. “Fortunately, today there are many environmental leaders and the list is growing.”
“Five years ago, this award would not have been possible, because there were not many magazines that were using recycled paper,” says Locantore, who directs Co-op America’s Magazine Paper Project (www.coopamerica.org). “Everyday the list grows, and now there is true competition for environmental leadership in the magazine industry.”