Sayville, N.Y. – The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced today it has joined a partnership to hold an Earth Day-themed design competition for students at Ryerson University. The winning design will be featured in the SGP Impact Tracker, a cloud-based system that gives SGP certified facilities a single, secure web platform to manage certifications from start to finish and ensure continued progress as they seek to further reduce waste and improve efficiency. To select the winning entries, SGP has partnered with Green2Sustainable, the innovative company that hosts the web application for the SGP Impact Tracker.
"I was honored to be part of the Ryerson GCM Colloquium. It was a great way to engage with future leaders of the design and print industry who will shape our sustainable future," said Jodi Sawyer, Strategic Business Unit manager, FLEXcon and SGP past chair. "This design contest for Earth Day 2021 is a great opportunity for students to showcase their digital and design skills, while at the same time providing SGP certified printers with themed templates to showcase their sustainability successes in the SGP Impact Tracker hosted by Green2 Sustainable.”
This Earth Day concept will make a great addition to the sustainability and design portfolio piece for students. Winning designs will be featured on the SGP website and made available at SGP certified facilities. Students will be attributed and retain their copyright/usage to the design. Entries may be submitted through April 8, 2021. Learn more about the competition at https://www.gcmcolloquium.com/sgp-contest.
About Ryerson University: Ryerson is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education. It is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Ryerson has a mission to serve societal needs and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community. Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to 38,950 students, including 2,300 master’s and Ph.D. students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 140,000 alumni worldwide. www.ryerson.ca
About GCM: The School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) is pleased to offer the only degree-granting program in Canada for management in the printing industry. While at Ryerson, students will have the opportunity for concentrations in Packaging, Publishing, Digital Graphic Output, and Leadership, with the addition of over 50 available minors, including Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Communication Design, Marketing, as well as Environmental and Urban Sustainability. www.GCM.ca
About SGP: The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is the only certification organization promoting sustainability in all printing processes throughout the United States and Canada. SGP promotes a sustainable print supply chain through best practices, innovation, information sharing and validation. The SGP program encompasses the three pillars of sustainability – people, planet, and profit. SGP partners include 3M, tesa tape North America, FLEXcon, Cooley/Group, Laird Plastics, Piedmont Plastics, New Leaf Paper, Sun Chemical, REI, ANN Inc., BrandKey Graphics, Snowball Print Marketing, major printing organizations, academic institutions, and other leading companies. www.sgppartnership.org
About Green2Sustainable: Green2Sustainable (G2S) specializes in data-driven consulting and management for efficient operations. Our services include data acquisition, a web application for data analysis, carbon accounting and performance specialists who help improve operations. G2S’s experts and tools measure, improve, and report on G2S client’s energy and sustainability efforts. Additionally, G2S works with partners to provide custom web solutions that enhance and support sustainability programs, including sustainability certifications. The SGP Impact Tracker is custom web application designed and built specifically for SGP certified facilities. www.green2sustainable.com