Minimising the often forgotten environmental impact of printing marketing documents for schools.
It’s a fact that no matter how environmentally friendly organisations attempt to be, nearly every school prints something every day. In terms of both environmental impact and physical cost, one of the biggest and most costly things a school can print is its prospectus. When it comes to throwing away old stock or having to reprint a prospectus, there is an obvious and unnecessary cost to the environment. Our goal at Unify is to empower schools to change the way they work and change the way they think about print.
By introducing Unify to your school, you can make a big difference.
At Unify we are committed to reducing the environmental cost of printing. To help offset this cost we only print using FSC accredited paper. Products with the FSC label are identified as products with their roots from well-managed forests. FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world‘s forests. Our forests are under threat and disappearing at an alarming rate. Deforestation accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than the global transport sector. Finding a balanced way to both use and protect our forests has become critical.
Supporting Trees For Life
Every month Unify donates trees to help this cause, putting trees back into the environment to help the circle of life. Every time a school joins Unify an extra tree per month will be planted to our dedicated grove in the Scottish Highlands. This forms part of our support for Trees For Life with their Action Plan ‘Planting native trees’. The action plan seeks to plant trees in locations where natural regeneration cannot occur. Planting native trees in barren areas where the forest has disappeared. To do this, they collect seed from the nearest surviving trees, to maintain the local genetic variation in the forest.
The resulting seedlings are then planted in a random, non-linear pattern inside fenced exclosures, replicating the natural distribution of the trees. Trees For Life are working with all of the native trees from the forest, and are paying particular attention to pioneer species such as birch, rowan and aspen, as they have an important role to play in the succession of the forest as it gets re-established.Once created, these ‘islands’ of healthy young forest scattered throughout the barren, deforested glens will form the nuclei for expanded natural regeneration in the surrounding areas, as these new trees reach seed-bearing age.
Our Business Commitment
As a business, Unify is committed to helping Trees For Life with their vision to restore the Caledonian Forest and all its constituent species of flora and fauna to the Scottish Highlands. In turn, we hope to help them provide a powerful and educational experience that will promote the work of restoration to wider audiences and lead to increased support for the return of the forest and its species.
The environmental cost of your printed prospectus
With this in mind, now take a look in your store room and analyse the environmental cost of your printed prospectus. I bet it is a lot more than you think. To find out more on how Unify can help your school and the environment, contact us today for a demo.