“The Challenge of Global Warming
Many people believe that global warming is the No. 1 issue facing our environment and ability to sustain this planet. While automobiles and power generation are the largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions, we are focused on activities we can control and influence.
Determining the carbon footprint of a magazine or a newspaper is a complex task. However, based on a number of studies, some preliminary conclusions can be made.
The manufacture of pulp and paper is an energy intensive process and the majority of the carbon dioxide in the magazine manufacturing supply chain is generated at the pulp and paper manufacturing site.
Hearst performs environmental review meetings with all major paper suppliers annually. During these meetings Hearst reviews specific mill environmental data that is tracked by Hearst for each supplying mill location (Energy Use, Water Use, Water Quality, Total Suspended Solids, SO2, NOX, Total Suspended Particulates, GHG Emissions, SCOPE 1 and SCOPE 2, Solid Waste and Safety).
Hearst believes that measuring these environmental mill parameters enables a conversation of continuous improvement to be achieved. To date, this continues to be the case.
Source: Being Green | Hearst
David Lindsay: Hearst recently purchased Media One, which includes the New Haven Register, CT Magazine, and about 8 other CT newspapers. They endorsed Ned Lamont for Governor of CT, and are leader in their field in sustainability buildings and practices. Hearst, welcome to Connecticut and New Haven County.