Posted by Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce - 8/29/2008 09:01:00 AM
On June 16, Liberty President Joy Downing announced the dual certification by World-Wide Organizations – FSC and SFI. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified Liberty in January 2008. FSC is an international organization whose mission is to promote responsible management of the world’s forest. The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) also certified Liberty in June 2008. The SFI program certifies companies based on a comprehensive system of principles, objectives, and performance measures that were developed by professional foresters, conservationists, and scientists.
“The green awareness movement is rapidly gaining momentum,” stated Downing. “We specifically sought to achieve FSC/SFI Chain of Custody certification because we view it as our responsibility as a market leader to not only support the practice of responsible forestry, but to provide our customers with access to paper that is verified as environmentally conscious.”
Liberty offers clients more environmentally-friendly print options such as recycled papers, soy inks, chlorine-free bleached papers and more. The products kinder to the planet come from paper companies that are on the forefront of changing the way paper is made. This helps conserve renewable and non-renewable resources and gives more and more organizations an opportunity to partner in preservation and environmental awareness.
Choosing recycled papers and ink is not the only way businesses can join the ‘Green’ effort. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generated approximately 251 million tons of trash and recycled only 82 million tons of materials (32.5%) in 2007. As more businesses are raising the awareness of their effects on the environment, waste generated at work is receiving more attention.
Liberty, a print communications company which opened in 1985, is located at 3021 Nashville Road in Bowling Green, Ky. For ideas on how your business can Live Green. Print Green., contact Kelly Wiseman, vice president of business development and marketing, at 270.782.7829 (office), 270.791.5100 (cell) or Kelly@libertyprintgreen.com.
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