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Environment & Sustainability Toolbox

Magazine Eco Kit

The Magazine Eco Kit is a compendium of tips, terms, resources and papers for environmentally friendly magazine publishing. It offers a collection of ideas and best practices to help publishers make viable choices for a greener, more sustainable publishing industry. View the Magazine Eco Kit (PDF).

Read. Share. Recycle.

Read. Share. Recycle. logo"Read. Share. Recycle." is a logo and two advertising campaigns that encourage consumers to recycle their magazines once they have finished reading and sharing them with friends and family. Both campaigns position publishers as responsible stewards of the environment, promoting environmental awareness, respect and responsibility. Visit for more information, and to download the logo and ad campaigns.

Carbon Footprint Compendium

Carbon Footprint Compendium

Magazines Canada's Carbon Footprint Compendium provides how-to steps and guidance for magazine publishers looking to understand how they can reduce their businesses' environmental impact. The Compendium answers the question “What can I do?” with achievable tips, tools and recommendations for publishers and printers. Also included is a list of helpful questions that publishers can ask of their printers and other vendors to get their reduction strategies started. View the Carbon Footprint Compendium (PDF).

Soft Proofing: A Guide to Benefits and Best Practices

Soft proofing is a technical advance that can take magazine production to the next level of efficiency, predictability, consistency and accountability. A guide to benefits and best practices is available to present the case for why soft proofing is building momentum and to review the benefits and challenges associated with it. Download (PDF).


Want to hear from the experts? Listen to an AudioMag, Magazines Canada's podcast series featuring new views, opinion and timely information from the industry’s best and brightest.

  • Episode 6 examines sustainability and green ideas for magazines. Featuring Bryan Welch, President of Ogden Publications.

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