Director of Design and Production Anthony Crouch

University of California Press has been selected as a winner of the third annual SustainPrint Awards from Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines for outstanding achievements in environmental sustainability.

UC Press received the SustainPrint Longtime Leader Award in book publishing in recognition of its role as an industry leader. Ogden Publications received the Longtime Leader Award in magazine publishing, and Newcomer of the Year Awards were given to Melcher Media and Boho Magazine.

UC Press established a corporate environmental sustainability policy in 1995 and uses post-consumer recycled content paper in about 75 percent of the approximately 200 books it publishes each year. An estimated 50 percent of titles are printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper, and 25 percent on paper certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

UC Press’s dust jackets and paperback covers also usually contain recycled content. “We strive to be ‘green’ from cover to cover,” says Director of Design and Production Anthony Crouch.

“University of California Press is honored to be the recipient of this Longtime Leader Award,” he adds. “Many university presses are now increasingly supportive of the sustainable approach to our specifying and buying. For me it has been an education on this journey, to realize the legacy that we leave behind from our stewardship of the environment. Each of us can make a contribution toward influencing the future outcome of our endeavors during our professional lives.”

The 2009 SustainPrint Awards were selected from nominations by a panel of judges and will be presented on March 23 at an awards dinner held during the Publishing Business Conference & Expo at the New York Marriott Marquis. For more information, visit