PNEAC Announces 2012 “Environmental Publication of the Year”

The Printers’ National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC) announced last week the winner of its 2012 Environmental Publication of the Year Award. And the winner is…Doreen Monteleone, Ph.D., who was chosen for her four-part series, “Calculating Your Facility’s Carbon Footprint,” that ran August through November 2011 in Flexo magazine. Dr. Monteleone is Director of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Special Projects at the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA).

About the award:

The PNEAC Publication of the Year Award seeks to honor the best and most significant journal article, fact sheet, report or book that helps printers improve the environmental performance of their processes and products.

Said Deb Jacobson, Director of PNEAC and Technical Assistance Program Manager at the University of Illinois Sustainable Technology Center:

“PNEAC is extremely pleased to recognize the excellent contribution that Dr. Monteleone and Flexo magazine have made to advance the practice of green, sustainable practices within the printing industry. Judges were impressed with how the winning series of articles provided such practical helpful advice to printers who want to determine the carbon footprint of their operation, and use that objective information to measurably improve the environmental sustainability of their operations.”

PNEAC’s Publication of the Year award will be presented at a press conference at Graph Expo on Monday, October 8, 2012, 11:45 a.m.

PNEAC, founded in 1995, serves as a partnership between the printing industry, government, and university technical assistance providers. The PNEAC mission is to assist regulatory agencies and technical assistance providers by delivering current, reliable environmental compliance and pollution prevention information to printers, publishers and packagers. The University of Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, which directs PNEAC with funding from EPA’s National Compliance Assistance Centers Program, is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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