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Sustainable Publishing: Where We Need to Go
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Sustainable Publishing: Where We Need to Go

Interest in and understanding of the environmental impact of book publishing has been growing over the past two decades, and most parts of the book industry have taken steps to reduce their environmental footprints. Amid growing consumer interest in making "green" a commitment for the goods they purchase, expectations for the sustainable practices across book publishing grows. The continuing questions: what should our goals be, and how do we know we are making progress?

8/18/2020
When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
1:00 PM
Where: Online via GoToWebinar (see link below)
Contact: Brian O'Leary
(646) 336-7141

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About the Speakers

Andrew Savikas

Andrew Savikas, our moderator, is President of the US subsidiary of getAbstract, the global leader in business book summaries for corporate learning, offering a library of more than 20,000 summaries in 7 languages that help authors and publishers find new readers. Prior to that, Andrew was CEO at Safari Books Online, and before that a vice president at O'Reilly Media, where he ran the highly regarded Tools of Change for Publishing conferences in New York and Frankfurt, and served on the board of the IDPF.

 

Bill Rojack

Bill Rojack is Vice President, National Division Company at the Midland Paper Company with expertise in paper procurement, distribution, environmental impact, product development, and book publishing and book manufacturing. 

Bill also serves on the Board of Directors of Two Sides, a global independent non-profit organization created to promote sustainability as well as the responsible production and use of print and paper. Formerly, he was co-chair  of the Book Industry Environmental Council.

 

Ariel RussAriel Russ is the Sustainability Manager at Macmillan. Her expertise is in greenhouse gas emissions accounting and enabling the circular economy. Prior to joining Macmillan, Ariel earned her Master's of Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment and worked for Danone and Aramark.

 

Lynn Terhune

Lynn Terhune has a wealth of experience in print production, manufacturing, costing analysis, digital and on-demand printing, content distribution, metadata, contract negotiation, and supply chain matters. She's held various leadership positions in her 25-year tenure at Wiley, including Supply Chain Manager and Global Digital Print Manager / Strategic Sourcing & Procurement. In May 2020, she earned her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. A sought-after speaker and mentor, Lynn is a consultant to the book publishing industry, working with companies and institutions to optimize their operations and create efficiencies.

 

 

This virtual event is generously sponsored by BISG member Bowker

 

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