Printing Impressions, Ethical Markets Become Cal Poly Sustainability Conference Sponsors
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—December 9, 2008—Printing Impressions magazine and Ethical Markets Media join the growing list of sponsors for Cal Poly's 2nd Annual The Business of Green Media sustainability conference to be held on January 22, 2009. The conference is produced by SustainCommWorld and hosted by Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Institute. Printing Impressions magazine is one of the premiere publications serving the printing, publishing, and related graphic arts industry segments. For over five decades Printing Impressions has been keeping the graphic arts industry apprised of new developments and industry trends. The magazine's attention sustainability addresses one of today's most important issues facing printers, publishes, and vendors to these industries.
Quote from Mark Michelson, Printing Impressions Editor-in-Chief
"Printing Impressions has become a leading source for practical, real-life examples on how U.S. printers can differentiate themselves and become good corporate environmental citizens," notes Mark Michelson, the magazine's editor-in-chief. "Especially in this era, where print buyers seek sustainability best practices from their vendors. Similarly, the success of The Business of Green Media Conference is a testament to the relevancy of spreading the word on how to profitably implement sustainability programs, even in difficult economic times. We are proud to be a media sponsor of this marquee event."
Ethical Markets Media disseminates information on green investing, socially responsible investing, green business, green energy, business ethics news, environmentally friendly technology, good corporate citizenship and sustainable development by making available reports, articles, newsletters and video gathered from around the world. It is the first TV financial lifestyle magazine series reporting on new definitions of success with over 80 experts providing insights on sustainability topics around the clock to the approximately 80 million Internet viewers worldwide.
Quote from Hazel Henderson, President and Founder of Ethical Markets Media
"The goal of Ethical Markets Media is to reform markets globally by focusing on the best practices which can raise standards worldwide. Our analysis of green business, environmentally friendly technology and good corporate citizenship shows that sustainability, like that promoted by the The Business of Green Media Conference, is key to bringing markets to a higher standard. When the every medium of communication is sustainable, the model is set for all the enterprises relying on fully ethical communications for their own profitability."
Quote from Harvey Levenson, head of Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department
"The growing and diverse sponsorship list of the 2nd Annual The Business of Green Media Conference is a tribute to the importance that sustainability has become across media," said Harvey Levenson, department head of Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department. "In these tough economic times, graphic arts companies, whether print-related or not, are seeking answers to how to reduce costs, make a profit, while appealing to the sustainability interests of customers. This conference will provide strategies addressing these concerns," Levenson continued.
The conference sponsor list to date includes American Printer Magazine, Cal Poly's College of Liberal Arts, EskoArtwork, Ethical Markets Media, Graphic Arts Monthly, Gravure Association of America, Heidelberg, Hewlett Packard, Kodak, manroland, Point Of Purchase Online Network, Printable Technologies, Printer's NW Trader Magazine, Printing Impressions Magazine, Printing Industries Association of Southern California, Printing Industries of Northern California, Recharge Asia Magazine, RR Donnelley, Utah Paperbox, and WhatTheyThink.
For conference sponsorship and registration information, go to:
About Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department and Institute
Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department (www.grc.calpoly.edu) was founded in 1946 and is one of the largest and best-known programs of its kind in the nation. The department includes concentrations in printing and imaging management, electronic publishing and imaging, design reproduction technology, graphics for packaging, and individualized study. The program is strongly supported by industry with equipment, supplies and software for the department's more than 33,000 square feet of modern laboratories. The Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly (www.grci.calpoly.edu) focuses on services for industry, including research, testing, product evaluations, consulting, seminars, workshops and conferences.
SustainCommWorld is focused on educating communication professionals from corporations, institutions and government agencies about developing sustainable green workflows and supply chains to lower their carbon footprint. SustainCommWorld produces two major events: The Business of Green Media Conference in cooperation with Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department and the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly, and The Green Media Show, a conference and expo in Boston. For more information go online to www.BusinessOfGreenMedia.com.