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Study: Clear Environmental Benefits From Using Recycled Paper in National Geographic, Other Magazines
March 20, 2013

–Using recovered fiber in place of virgin fiber for magazine paper has a benefit in 14 of 14 environmental impact categories studied, according to a life-cycle assessment (LCA) issued today by ENVIRON International Corporation. The study debunks any myths promoted by magazine and paper industries that question the environmental benefits of using recycled fiber in publication-grade paper.

Dirt Rag Magazine Wins 2012 Aveda Environmental Award
February 23, 2012

Thanks in part to a recent switch to 90 percent recycled paper, Dirt Rag Magazine was awarded first place in a contest of magazine publishers for using environmentally responsible paper and production practices.

The 2012 Aveda Environmental Award, presented by Green America’s Better Paper Project, recognizes environmental leadership and achievement. Pittsburgh-based Dirt Rag was chosen because of its switch to new paper and printer

Aveda and Green America: Dirt Rag, Greenability and Grit are Winners of the Aveda Environmental Award for Magazines
January 31, 2012

Aveda and Green America honored the top leaders in sustainable magazine publishing by announcing the Winner, Runner Up and Finalist of 2012 Aveda Environmental Award for Magazines.

Dirt Rag, a leading mountain bike magazine, was the Aveda Environmental Award Winner; Greenability, Kansas City's green living magazine, was the Runner Up; and GRIT, America's rural lifestyle magazine, was the Finalist. All three magazines demonstrate industry leadership on environmental publishing practices.

The awards from Aveda, a pioneer in corporate environmental sustainability and responsibility, recognize environmental leadership and achievement in the magazine industry through use of environmentally responsible paper and production practices.

A ‘Green’ Celebration
April 1, 2008

It may not be easy being “green,” but the companies that earned the 2nd Annual SustainPrint Leadership Awards sure do make it look so. Their achievements and leadership in environmental sustainability were recognized during a special celebration on Monday evening, March 10, in the Marquis Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square, during the Publishing Business Conference & Expo. More than 200 publishing industry executives attended the reception. The awards—established in 2007 by (the Web site produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines to cover environmental sustainability in printing and publishing)—recognize magazine- and book-publishing companies each year for

The Push for a ‘Greener’ Industry
March 1, 2008

When the mayor of New York, a high-ranking city commissioner and other Big Apple bigwigs gather at the Empire State Building for a press conference, you can usually expect the announcement of some big public works project, such as a new skyscraper. What brought these dignitaries together Jan. 30, however, was a different sort of public works: a campaign to encourage recycling among the city’s 8 million residents, led by a $3 million advertising blitz that will put posters on buses and subways, as well as commercials in movie theaters and on Time Warner cable channels. That this project, dubbed ReMix (for “recycling

The ‘Green’ Office
December 1, 2007

“Greening” your office will have a significant positive impact on the environment, is easy to do and can actually save you money. Here are a number of quick, simple ways to make your office more sustainable. Paper & Printing U.S. businesses use about 21 million tons of paper every year—that’s about 175 pounds of paper per person. This amounts to more than 50 million acres of land that is cleared annually to satisfy the growing demand for wood and paper products. To cut back: 1 Explore your options in environmentally friendly printing papers. Virtually all paper manufacturers can include recycled content in the publication

5 Tips for Environmental Sustainability: Success Through Communication
November 9, 2007

The key for a magazine publisher interested in switching to environmentally and socially responsible paper is clear communication. There is a vicious “chicken & egg” dynamic at foot in that paper purchasers have difficulty sourcing responsible papers, because they aren’t as plentiful as virgin-fiber papers. Manufacturers aren’t risking shifting their production, because they are unsure about the staying power of the demand for responsible paper. Visit for more details on the concepts outlined below. Here are five steps to help get you on the road to responsible paper use. 1) Create Success From Your Supply Chain. Don’t just “Ask Jeeves” for a paper