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New Frontiers for ESA : 

New Frontiers for ESA Sue Silver, PhD Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment Ecological Society of America Society for Scholarly Publishing Boston, May 2008

Introduction to the ESA : 

Introduction to the ESA Not-for-profit Founded in 1915 34 staff, in Washington DC and Ithaca, NY 10,300 members and rising, in over 90 countries

Members : 

Members Ecologists, environmental and other scientists, resource managers, teachers, policy makers 66% academic 13% federal scientists 6% consultants 5% non-profit 10% other

ESA mission : 

ESA mission To promote the responsible application of ecological principles to the solution of environmental problems through ESA journals, reports, meetings, research, and expert testimony to Congress.

Greening ESA : 

Greening ESA Publishing activities Conferences ESA offices

ESA publications : 

ESA publications

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment : 

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment : 

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment Reviews and research communications International news section Editorials Columnists Letters Special features Lots of color!

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment : 

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2003 – Formed the DCGPBG ‘Better paper cheaper’ 2005 – Switch to Eagle 1 2006 – Switch to ST Generations 2008 – Switch to Opus

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Other publication initiatives (Almost) paperless editorial workflow FSC-certified printer (Allen Press) Duplex office printer (next time) Electronic fax distribution 30–100% recycled copier paper

ESA annual meetings : 

ESA annual meetings Changes venue every year 3000 to 4500 attendees Choose ‘green’ cities/convention centers Look for ‘green’ hotels 2008 ESA carbon offset donation ($5/person)

ESA annual meetings : 

ESA annual meetings Re-use tote bags (add patches) No bottled water No styrofoam packaging Recycling bins Paper bathroom supplies (min 35% pcw) Eco-friendly cleaning products

ESA annual meetings : 

ESA annual meetings China service or biodegradable disposable plates, etc No polystyrene #6 plastic Serve condiments in bulk Cloth or high recycled content paper napkins Donate left-over food to food bank/compost table scraps

ESA offices : 

ESA offices Green Tags Photocopying /office printing papers with high recycled content Recycle bins in each office Environmentally friendly movers Office décor

Why we all need to be ‘green’ : 

Why we all need to be ‘green’ Sustainability: Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. World Commission on Environment and Development

Why we all need to be ‘green’ : 

Why we all need to be ‘green’ Printing a magazine for one year using 100% recycled paper saved: 4,116 trees 372,820 pounds of solid waste 410,205 gallons of water 535,050 Kilowatts of electricity 1,029 Cubic yards of landfill space

Why we all need to be ‘green’ : 

Why we all need to be ‘green’ Do it for the sake of the planet Do it for your children Do it for your grandchildren Do it for your own sake Please just do it!

suesilver@esa.orgThank you : 

suesilver@esa.orgThank you

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