The Forest Stewardship Council is the only certification system that requires a consensus solution when conflicts arise between logging companies and indigenous communities.

Paper accounts for nearly 40% of the waste stream.

More than 140 publishers, including many of the world's largest, have strong environmental policies.

On average, it is estimated that the U.S. book industry uses less than 10% recycled fiber for its paper.

On average, it is estimated that the U.S. newsprint sector has a 35% recycled fiber use-rate.

Globally, over 40% of the industrial wood harvest is used to make paper.

Deforestation accounts for 25% of human caused C02 emissions.

When the goals set forth in the Book Industry Treatise on Responsible paper use are realized over 5 million trees will be preserved each year.

In 2006, an Opinion Research Corporation poll revealed that 80% of readers are willing to pay more for books printed on recycled and environmentally responsible paper.

Over the course of its lifecycle, postconsumer recycled fiber requires 30-40% less energy than virgin fiber.


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Publisher Certification-Press and Testimonials


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Testimonial from Certified Publishers

"It was an honor and a pleasure to be one of this first publishers to participate in GPI's certification program for environmentally responsible publishers. GPI was very organized and helpful going above and beyond to try to facilitate the process along. Well worth the time."

--Tona Pearce-Myers, New World Library


"For Lantern Books, paper policies aren't about greenwashing. We wanted to be put to the task of proving we're publishing responsibly, and the Green Press Initiative's certification program helped us dot our i's and cross our t's. We know more clearly than ever where we're excelling and where we can still improve"

--Kara Davis, Lantern Books


"We at Nova are proud to have been certified as a Gold level publisher as part of the GPI Environmentally Responsible Publisher Pilot Certification program. As with all of our affiliation with GPI, we hope that our participation encourages other publishers to adopt 'green publishing' as a core component of their businesses. Each individual publisher can truly make a difference."

--Dan Sitars, Nova Publishing



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