Published June 7, 2011
What does the Groupon IPO have to do with print? Or maybe we should say, what does print have to do with the Groupon IPO? In a word: Eric Lefkofsky. That would be the Eric Lefkofsky who founded Innerworkings.
Learn from the Winners: Patient News Publishing, Environmental Sustainability and Your Community, 2009
Published October 10, 2010
Patient News Publishing (Haliburton ON) was the winner of the 2009 WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and Your Community, which recognized a company that is involved in an environmentally progressive community program.Alice Miller, IT Director, tells about her company’s programs that support both the environment and the community.
Published October 3, 2010
Thomas Ackerman Jr, owner of Spirit Graphics, and his business partner (and mother) have been working diligently for approximately 12 years in the printing industry to change the way they do business as a whole with the environment, their employees and themselves in mind. Learn what initiatives earned them the coveted WTT award.
Published September 26, 2010
In December 2008 Homewood Press installed a power generating wind turbine for the purpose of providing electricity from a clean energy source to assist in providing power to their plant. Projections that suggest that the wind turbine will generate approximately 1/3 of the power the plant consumes annually.
Published September 19, 2010
AllpakTrojan, Renton WA, was the winner of the 2009 WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Award for Beyond Environmental Sustainability, which recognized the company its leading-edge solutions and an initiative involving unique creativity. Alyson Meade, Sustainability Coordinator for AllpakTrojan tells about her company's efforts and initiatives.
Published September 12, 2010
Quad/Graphics, Sussex WI, was the winner of the 2009 WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and Your Plant, which recognized the company for “walking the talk” in their own plants. Learn more from Joe Muehlbach, Director of Facilities and Environmental Policy.
Published August 29, 2010
In this week’s installment of Going Green’s Learn from the Winners, we hear from Alice Miller, IT Director for Patient News Publishing, winner of the 2010 Environmental Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and Your Community.
Published August 22, 2010
In this week's installment of Going Green's Learn from the Winners, we hear from Jerome Elion, VP of Marketing for Green Books N Binders, winner of the 2010 Environmental Innovation Award for Beyond Environmental Sustainability.
Published August 15, 2010
Learn from the Winners is a 10-part series that introduces each of the winners of the 2010 AND 2009 Environmental Innovation Awards and highlights their award-winning programs and initiatives. By the end of the series, we will have described real and concrete innovation, implementation and communication of environmental solutions -- there is something of interest and benefit to every printer.
Published August 8, 2010
Today begins a 10-week series - Learn from the Winners - that introduces each of the winners of the 2010 AND 2009 Environmental Innovation Awards and highlights their award-winning programs and initiatives. By the end of the series, we will have described real and concrete innovation, implementation and communication of environmental solutions.
Published June 15, 2010
Published May 20, 2010
Putting together an awards program is not an easy task! And until you've done it more than once, it's hard to claim success. This year, at the dinner for the winners of the Second Annual WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Awards, it was clear that the program is recognizing the companies that are truly industry leaders.
Published May 17, 2010
WhatTheyThink Going Green recently passed the 2-year mark for publication - a milestone! I've thoroughly enjoyed putting together the site, seeing readership grow, and developing relationships with the many "green printers" in our industry. After more than 375 posts, endless recording of upcoming events, listing of 44 "must read" books, two Environmental Awards programs, and many tens of thousands of page views, I'm moving on to new challenges.
Published May 4, 2010
Printers have been struggling and over the last few months a number have been closed or sold. It’s a hard process when your business is on the edge. Here is a letter from Warren Werbitt, CEO of Pazazz describing how he felt through his company's reorganization process, and what he did to turn things around.
Published May 3, 2010
Enjoy this conversation between Patty Calkins, Xerox, and Andrew Winston, co-author of Green to Gold. They discuss sustainability initiatives as part of an organizations core business strategy.
Published April 28, 2010
Published April 28, 2010
When an announcement for something new like copy paper made from 100% sugar cane and bamboo fibers comes across my desk, I have to learn more about it. So, where does this "miracle" paper come from?
Published April 27, 2010
Published April 23, 2010
PUMA has designed the ultimate “flat box!” The bag/box is made of a single folded sheet of cardboard in a reusable, recyclable PET bag, designed to protect shoes from the time they leave the factory until the customer gets them home.
Published April 23, 2010
Published April 22, 2010
Part of the WhatTheyThink Going Green Earth Day celebration is our recognition of five companies who have been selected as winners of the WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Awards. These are companies who are making real and concrete contributions to innovation, implementation, and communication of environmental solutions.
What do condoms, Smokey the Bear, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Kentucky Fried Chicken have to do with Earth Day?
Published April 21, 2010
Wear condoms, retire the bear, and eat less fried chicken. Those are among the unusual ideas for helping the environment in general and forests in particular that were turned up by a Dead Tree Edition study of recent news reports. I don't think you'll see these in the mainstream media's usual Earth Day articles.
Published April 20, 2010
Published April 19, 2010
Congratulations to Shapco Printing, Minneapolis! These folks have figured out how to fish where the fish are. Instead of waiting for their new customers to come to them, they are going where prospects will be congregating. In bunches... and with sustainability on their minds.
Uncertifiable - FSC Controlled Wood Certification Suspended for Asia Paper Resources International Ltd.
Published April 16, 2010