Resources for the Green Books Campaign

Want to learn more about the impacts of the book industry and the greener paper options available, including recycled paper and FSC-certified paper? Check the list of resources below, where you can find such information from our partners, Indigo, Canopy and Green Press Initiative as well as from other resources.

Links from Indigo Books & Music's website:

About IndigoGreen

Indigo's Environmental Paper Policy

Glossary of Environmental Terms

Links from Green Press Initiative's website:

The impacts of the book industry:

1. On endangered forests

2. On climate change

3. On people

Solutions - Responsible paper

The Book Industry Treatise on Environmentally Responsible Publishing

Book Publishers toolkit for responsible paper use

Links from Canopy's website:

The Canopy Harry Potter Story

:The Great Bear Rainforest:

The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement:

Guide to Ancient Forest Friendly Paper

Guide to the Forest Stewardship Council


Facts about Ancient Forests

Book Eco Kit

Paper Steps

Alternatives! The Wheat Sheet

Alternatives again! More on the Wheat Sheet

On the value of Ancient Forests: Pages 6 and 7 of the Advocate Kit pdf (listed as pages 4 and 5 in the pages of the actual kit)  

Other resources:

Conservatree's Paper Guide

Glossary of Definitions - Comprehensive glossary of definitions provided on What's in Your Paper's website.

Paper Calculator - EDF's Paper Calculator shows the environmental impacts of different papers across their full lifecycle.

Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution

The Secret Life of Paper - INFORM's Secret Life of Paper highlights the environmental impacts of the paper we consume. See the video, read valuable information on the environmental impacts of paper production , paper recycling , alternative fibers , and policy and take action .

Understanding Recycled Paper - This fact sheet of the Environmental Paper Network (EPN) helps explain why choosing paper with high post-consumer recycled fiber is the smart and responsible choice for purchasers.

Green Publishing Toolkit - Published by Moon Willow Press.


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