With the Magazines Canada Carbon Footprint Compendium, a variety of magazine groups from across Canada have come together to create a document that accepts responsibility for magazines’ carbon footprints, by nature of being print-based, and sets out different ways they can reduce them.

 

All too often, there is talk of environmental sustainability and “going green,” in an abstract manner, with no specific strategies set out to reach these ambiguous goals. But now, Canadian magazines have a guide to take real steps toward reducing their respective carbon footprint.

With the Magazines Canada Carbon Footprint Compendium, a variety of magazine groups from across Canada have come together to create a document that accepts responsibility for magazines’ carbon footprints—by nature of being print-based—and sets out different ways they can reduce them.

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The document stresses paper selection strategies and being transparent with consumers about their practices and gives a list of questions that can be asked to determine strategies for reducing emissions associated with the production and distribution of print-based magazines.

Read the whole report here