One component of our sustainability campaign is the newly created OpenBook series, which includes Rethinking Paper and Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution (May 2009), Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods (November 2009), Classroom Publishing: A Practical Guide for Teachers (March 2010), and Brew to Bikes: Portland’s Artisan Economy (November 2010).
The series is so named to highlight our commitment to transparency on our route towards sustainable publishing. We believe that disclosing the impacts of the choices we make will not only help us avoid unintentional greenwashing, but also serve to educate those who are unfamiliar with the choices available to printers and publishers.
Efforts to produce this series as sustainably as possible focus on paper and ink sources, design strategies, efficient and safe manufacturing methods, innovating printing technologies, support of local and regional companies, and corporate responsibility of our contractors.
All books in the OpenBook series will have the OpenBook logo on the front cover and a corresponding OpenBook Environmental Audit. The Audit below corresponds to Cataclysms on the Columbia. Please click to enlarge.