If you feel that your expat magazine could need a "green corner" and that it would be nice to have articles such as ours published there, feel free to let us know and we can get in touch with the editors. Our articles can be used freely as long as we can have a reference to our project and website in them. And please inform us where it will be published - that would make us very happy!
We at Sunbeams try to implent ecologically sound practices for the printing of our flyers, posters, info pages, business cards and (a small print run of our) newsletters for events. We use 100% recycled paper, which is even better than using wood from sustainably managed forests when you compare the eco-footprint of both. We use vegetable ink and print without Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). These VOC are harmful for the environment - including our health - and contribute to ozone pollution. To date, we have used Druk in de Weer situated in Ghent as our printing company and the BIM/IBGE also uses them regularly.
This article was originally published in the June 2009 edition of the Sunbeams Newlsetter.