From the Editor: Walking the Talk

October, 2008

Barbra Alan, Editor

In recent issues of Plymouth Magazine, we have shared stories and news on PSU’s numerous “green” initiatives, from campus-wide recycling and environmentally conscious building construction to new courses and majors aimed at preparing our graduates for careers in environmental science, stewardship, policy, and more.

Now the magazine itself has joined the ranks of environmentally conscious PSU initiatives. Beginning with this issue, we are printing on Chorus Art Silk stock, a Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper composed of 50 percent recycled content, 25 percent of which is post consumer waste. The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. This certification means that our paper can be traced back to the forest from which it originated—it’s a tracking system that ensures that conservation and environmental stewardship are maintained throughout the paper’s odyssey from the forest to you.

In addition, Capital Offset, the magazine’s Concord, NH-based printer, recently received FSC certification. Only by using FSC-certified paper printed by an FSC-certified printer may we display the FSC logo in our magazine, indicating our commitment to printing sustainability.

As always, I hope you enjoy this issue … and when you’re done, please continue the paper’s environmentally friendly odyssey by recycling it.

Until next issue,

Barbra Alan, Editor

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