Friday, May 21, 2010

Don't miss the only green panel on BookExpo America next week

BookExpo America (BEA) is taking place next week in New York (May 25-27). This year I won't be able to attend BEA, but I would like to invite everyone else who is going to be there to go to the the event - "New Green Certification Program and on-Product Logo for Publishers Unveiled."

This is actually the only "green" panel that the BEA will have this year (just like last year I wonder why they don't have more green related events), and it present the green certification program and eco label by leading members of the Book Industry Environmental Council (BIEC), where Eco-Libris is also serving as a member.

Here's more information about the panel from the BEA's website:

Panelists will cover the benefits of the certification and eco label including: Most rigorous system out there and developed by industry collective through the Book Industry Environmental Council; Green Publisher certification that verifies environmental performance across 22 areas; Addresses recycled and certified fiber use, Endangered Forest impact, reducing carbon footprint and much more; National standard that retailers, librarians, readers and others will be able to understand and support; Will enable environmental leaders to differentiate themselves.

Moderator: Tyson Miller, Director, Green Press Initiative

Panelists: Pete Datos, VP Inventory & Procurement, Hachette Book Group and Lisa Serra, Director Corporate Paper Procurement

The panel will take place on Thursday, May 27, 2010, 11:00AM - 12:00PM at room 1E02.

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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