‘The Green Media Show’
BOSTON—A “green” conference and expo called “SustainCommWorld—The Green Media Show,” which focuses on all aspects of media and to how to convert production into sustainable workflows, will debut October 1-2, 2008, at the Marriott Copley Square Hotel here.
SustainCommWorld LLC, headquartered in Mercer Island, WA, was launched by veteran graphic arts and trade show professionals to provide a forum for companies that design, print and distribute digital and printed information to find solutions to sustainability issues. The conference and expo will focus on topics including increased brand equity, business risk reduction, supply chain activity, carbon footprinting and sustainability reporting. It will probe every aspect of sustainable communications from initiating a program, to best practices and implementation strategies, to sustainability reports.
SustainCommWorld, in cooperation with the Graphic Communication Department of the College of Liberal Arts of Cal Poly, is also conducting a debut conference, the “Business of Green Media,” which will be held January 24, 2008, in San Luis Obispo, CA. Mohawk Fine Papers and Quebecor World are co-sponsors of the event.
“This is one of the most relevant and urgent challenges for people and companies in all segments of the communication industry,” says Harvey Levenson, head of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department. “We need to come up to speed on sustainability efforts that can increase business, increase profits, reduce costs, enhance brand identity and, most importantly, demonstrate a sense of social responsibility.”
For more information, visit www.sustaincommworld.com.
Phillips Printing, Ocala, FL, won the “Go-Green, Save Green” initiative sponsored by local businesses in Marion County, FL, and, as such, earned the “Eco Business of the Year” Award. The printer received a letter from Senator Evelyn Lynn congratulating the company on being “the highest quality, ecologically friendly print leader in Central Florida.” Some of Phillips’ “green” efforts include switching to vegetable-based ink, recycling between 6,000 and 8,000 pounds of paper per month, and transitioning to CTP to eliminate film/chemical processing.