A local magazine makes a small change with a big payoff.
NBC 38's Julie Bercik -shows us how Columbus and the Valley Magazine and Valley Parent lead the region, in our Community Green story.
It's called the green issue, the April 2009 issue of Columbus and the Valley is full of green tips, and myths. But it's not just the articles that promote the environment, the entire magazine is green friendly.
For editor Mike Venable, the idea to go green was the result of a trip to Callaway Gardens and his friends, the McKnights building an energy star home. Impressed by both their efforts, he got to thinking.
"We began looking for paper alternatives that were using recycled products to make the paper,” said Venable.
And just like that it was goodbye to regular paper, hello to recyclable paper.
“It's still a nice bright beautiful sheet of paper,” he said.
And to top it off the magazine is printed right here in Columbus at Communicorp. This big sheet of paper is the recyclable paper, it’s about seven miles in length.
While flipping through the magazine one really can't tell the difference, but a tiny emblem printed at the bottom of the page lets readers know it's recyclable paper
“We feel good about it and we're not looking for the feedback,” added Venable.
Now as far as cost, Venable isn't benefiting financially, but that's not why he's doing it; he's in it for the long term savings.
"It's important for us to leave a better world, and we're doing our part in our little corner of the world just to do that,” he said.