Portland State U. is leading the charge. From The Portland Tribune:
Graduate students in the publishing program first started talking about sustainable publishing almost a year ago, says Dennis Stovall, program director for PSU’s student-run Ooligan Press.
Using their cut of $70,000 in grant money, the students researched wrote, produced and published a mini-book, called “Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution.” It’s available for free from Ooligan Press.
Each book in the series will be made with the most sustainable choices possible and include information describing each choice made during the manufacturing process.
A Dutch communications company, SPRANQ, created a special ‘eco-font’ which puts holes in the letters (I’m guessing very very tiny ones) resulting in 20% less ink usage. You can even download it free from their site.
Maybe we die-hard book lovers won’t have to give up our beloved physical books entirely.