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Allen Press' Environmental Workshop A Timely Topic

Press release from the issuing company

LAWRENCE, Kan. -  April 2, 2008 -- Allen Press (www.allenpress.com) recently hosted two workshops focused on informing publishers about environmentally responsible methods and practices within the industry titled, Publish Responsibly: Practical Solutions for Environmentally Conscious Organizations.  More than 40 professionals attended the free one day workshops that were held in Chicago, Illinois and Alexandria, Virginia.
Speakers addressed a wide range of topics. Joe Isaak from the paper company SAPPI Limited spoke on sustainable paper sources. Sarah Hill-Nelson, of Zephyr Energy and Bonneville Environmental Foundation, addressed energy efficiency and how organizations can help support renewable energy initiatives.  Sue Silver, Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers in Ecology, a journal of the Ecological Society of America, spoke on the society's efforts to "green" the Society's publications, offices and meetings.  Adrian Stanley, CEO of The Charlesworth Group USA, addressed the advantages of annotated PDFs, and a paperless workflow that not only lessens cost but also minimizes paper usage and shortens publication delivery time. He also covered the International Standards accreditation ISO 14001 which gives companies guidelines for working in a more environmentally friendly way.  Guy Dresser, Vice President of Allen Press, shared with attendees the company's efforts to offer more environmentally friendly methods of journal production by making all its' house stock FSC certified and the use of low- and no-VOC-emission inks and solvents.
"The Allen Press workshop panel was very well balanced, covering a wide range of areas that companies can act on to become more eco friendly," commented Adrian Stanley, CEO of The Charlesworth Group (USA) and one of the presenters at the workshop.  "Reducing ones carbon footprint is something we should all consider."
"The Publish Responsibly workshop was a wonderful educational experience which I found very beneficial and enriching and heartily encourage everyone who can, to attend future Allen Press workshops on the subject," said Barbara Meyers Ford, President of Meyers Consulting Services.
Allen Press and the Charlesworth Group are planning a future workshop in Philadelphia in September 2008 on the subject of sustainable alternatives in printing and publishing. The presentations can be viewed on the Allen Press website at http://workshop.allenpress.com through April.