Thu 2 October 2008 at 5.30 pm

Publishing and the Environment - OPUS event

Time: 6.30 pm drinks, 7.30 pm talks

Speakers: Edward Milford (Earthscan), Carole Richmond (Wiley)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Campus in Semester 1 2008

Edward will talk on ‘Greening Your Publishing” and will aim to cover - A few orders of magnitude figures on outputs, CO2 etc. - The need for a system/committee/process/measurement and our experience with it - Some of the non-manufacturing considerations (office energy, travel, etc) - Some thoughts on the future, including some electronic publishing impact thoughts; scale of changes needed; limits to growth conundrum

Carole's talk will span the environmental life cycle of a book from tree to toilet tissue! She will be concentrating on paper sourcing and the various ways that publishers can ensure appropriate sources and use for this increasingly environmentally sensitive commodity.

The sponsor of this event, Imago, is the premier book and print production services company linking businesses around the world with the best sources of supply for their books and other related products. Imago is also a leading training provider to the publishing industry and has a broad programme of courses and bespoke training solutions developed specifically for publishing staff.

As a founding member of PREPS – Imago has collaborated with 15 major companies in publishing to create an information resource which enables members to make informed and ethical choices about the papers they use.

In April 2008, Imago achieved FSC and PEFC certification and is able to offer manufacturing services that comply with the highest social and environmental standards.

For those wanting to know more about sourcing ethical papers and an understanding of the process of FSC and/or PEFC certification Imago runs a one day course on FSC, PEFC and Ethical Paper Sourcing. Please see our website for full details.

Edward Milford
Executive Chairman of Earthscan. Also a former Chair of the Independent Publishers Guild

Carole Richmond
Manufacturing Director, Books

The venue is: Oxford Brookes University (Gypsy Lane Campus)