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News Release: Blackwell Publishing Goes Green

Apologies for cross-posting.  The following press release might be of
interest to readers of this list.

For immediate release

March 9, 2006

Blackwell Publishing Goes Green:  Becomes First Global Publisher
to Become CarbonNeutral

Blackwell Publishing, the world's largest society publisher, has 
become the first global publisher to become CarbonNeutral and 
make a commitment to reducing its impact on the environment. The 
company operates offices in the US, UK, Australia, China, 
Denmark, Germany, Japan, and Singapore.

By becoming CarbonNeutral, Blackwell is aiming to mitigate the 
carbon dioxide, the most common greenhouse gas, emissions caused 
by its use of energy, shipment of its books and journals, and 
business travel. These emissions have been cited as a primary 
contributor in increasing the Earth's temperature and impacting 
global climate change.

"Making the company-wide commitment to environmental 
responsibility and choosing to become CarbonNeutral aligns with 
Blackwell's core values and our mission to support the academic 
and scientific community," said Renee Olivieri, CEO, Blackwell 

Blackwell's CarbonNeutral commitment involves measuring carbon 
dioxide (CO2) emissions, reducing them where possible and then 
offsetting the unavoidable emissions. In reducing its emissions 
at source, the company has reviewed current suppliers in an 
effort to use more environmentally-responsible suppliers and is 
working closely with its new printing and distribution partners, 
Singapore Post and Spring Asia Pacific, to ensure that these 
operations minimize adverse environmental impacts. Blackwell has 
pledged, not only to neutralize the effects of CO2 emissions from 
its office operations, but also on all global product shipments.

To achieve this milestone, Blackwell worked with The 
CarbonNeutral Company and the Edinburgh Center of Carbon 
Management to calculate its global "carbon footprint" and 
implement carbon offset projects to reduce the company's 
emissions to net zero. Blackwell is supporting a variety of 
renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable forestry 
projects in India, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Scotland that will save 
and absorb one ton of CO2 for every ton the company creates and 
which will contribute to the sustainability of local communities.

"It is very exciting that Blackwell Publishing has decided to 
take an industry leading position on the environment.  We believe 
that if more companies were as environmentally aware as Blackwell 
Publishing and were to follow their lead, we could make a serious 
impact on the issues of climate change we face today," said 
Jonathan Shopley, CEO, The CarbonNeutral Company.

About Blackwell Publishing

Blackwell Publishing is the world's leading society publisher, 
partnering with 665 academic, medical, and professional 
societies. Blackwell publishes over 800 journals annually and, to 
date, has published more than 6,000 books, across a wide range of 
academic, medical, and professional subjects. The company remains 
independent with 925 staff members in offices in the US, UK, 
Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Japan, and Singapore. 
Blackwell's mission as an expert publisher is to create long-term 
partnerships with clients to enhance learning, disseminate 
research, and improve the quality of professional practice. For 
more information on Blackwell Publishing, please visit the 
redesigned web site at <http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/> .

About The CarbonNeutral Company

The CarbonNeutral Company puts climate change at the heart of 
business strategy and finds ways of taking action which deliver 
value - commercial, environmental, personal.  The CarbonNeutral 
Company works with over 200 B2B, B2C, NGO and Government clients 
including Blackwell Publishing, Honda, Avis Europe, IUCN - The 
World Conservation Union, American Express, Honda UK, Berkeley 
Homes, Ricoh and the Radio Taxis Group as well as 50,000+ 
consumer clients. CarbonNeutral is the registered trademark of 
The CarbonNeutral Company and it is the world's leading brand 
mark for action on climate change. It means global warming 
emissions have been measured, reductions recommended, and the 
remaining emissions 'offset' through renewable energy and/or 
sustainable forestry projects.

For more information, please go to: <http://www.carbonneutral/>