Greener books, happy readers
By Kristen on July 30th, 2012
Today is an exciting day at Scholastic — more than three years ago, we set our eyes on a goal to use more environmentally-friendly paper throughout our company and today we announced that we’ve already surpassed it a year ahead of schedule!
In 2008, we set a goal to increase our FSC-certified paper use (more about what that means here) to 30%, but we came so close in 2010 that we decided to increase it last year to 35%. Now the 2011 numbers are in, and we can proudly say that more than 53% of our paper was FSC-certified — more than 18% higher than our goal for next year!
We also introduced another eco-friendly option for reading this year called Storia, our free teacher-recommended eReading app! If you prefer to read paper-free (or if you’re just curious!) be sure to check it out and let us know what you think.
We understand that the impact of how we source our paper goes beyond our business — it affects readers across the globe who want to feel good about the books they are buying. So, readers, do you think about where the paper comes from before you buy the book? Do you find yourself reading more eBooks in an effort to be more eco-conscious? Let us know!
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