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The Company-wide Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Posted by Macmillan Sustainability Team on September 22, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Categories: Sustainability

We’ve been a little slow on our blog posts lately because we are currently in the process of calculating Macmillan Publishers and Macmillan Learning’s (previously known as Macmillan Higher Education and Macmillan New Ventures) primary carbon emissions for 37 sites across the United States, Germany, and United Kingdom for the years 2010 through 2014. This […]

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How Do I Purchase Sustainable Seafood?

Posted by Macmillan Sustainability Team on September 10, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Categories: Sustainability

Macmillan Sustainability Tip:  How Do I Purchase Sustainable Seafood? Seafood is an important source of protein for people (and cats) all around the planet, but it’s estimated that 90 percent of the world’s fisheries are fully fished or in decline. How can you help? Follow a few of these tips to help make our oceans […]

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All Natural Ways to Not Get Bugged Out This Season

Posted by Macmillan Sustainability Team on August 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Categories: Sustainability

Don’t let the fear of being eaten alive keep you from enjoying the great outdoors this season. Instead, try mixing your own concoction of pleasantly smelling essential oils to ward off the bugs with an all-natural solution – that works! The following recipes are perfect for those who are looking for a natural alternative to […]

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Don’t Let Your AC Overheat Your Electric Bill

Posted by Macmillan Sustainability Team on August 11, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Categories: Sustainability

Keeping your home cool in the summer uses a lot of electricity–which can be hard on your wallet and our environment. Check out these 8 tips to make sure you’re running your air conditioner at maximum efficiency, without having to sacrifice your comfort: Choose a window unit over central AC. It cools the space when […]

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How to Keep Your Home Cool without the AC

Posted by Macmillan Sustainability Team on July 23, 2015 at 9:46 am

Categories: Sustainability

It’s hot outside, but it doesn’t have to be that way in your home. Here are a few tips on how to keep your home cool without increasing your electricity bill by using the air conditioner. Close the blinds – 30 percent of unwanted heat comes from your windows, so close your blinds and curtains, […]

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How Clean Do My Recyclables Need To Be?

Posted by Macmillan Sustainability Team on June 15, 2015 at 9:41 am

Categories: Sustainability

You’re foraging through your fridge and you find an expired, half-eaten, humus container. Should you throw the container in the trash because it’s dirty, or can you recycle it? If you have five seconds to spare, here’s how you can recycle those dirty plastic, glass, and metal food containers: Scrape, dump, or pour out excess […]

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SFI Forest Partners Program-Live Audit

Posted by Macmillan Sustainability Team on May 4, 2015 at 11:13 am

Categories: Sustainability

Since 2012, Macmillan Publishers US – along with Time Inc., the National Geographic Society, and Pearson – has been a part of the SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) Forest Partners® Program. The program works to involve stakeholders across the supply-chain with the goal of certifying 10 million acres of forest in the South East U.S.  to […]

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Carbon Offset Series – Kariba REDD+ Project

Posted by Macmillan Sustainability Team on April 20, 2015 at 10:53 am

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The Kariba REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) project in Northern Zimbabwe is another carbon offset project supported by Macmillan in 2014. The collapse of Zimbabwe’s agricultural production, as well as population growth, has led to significant forest degradation. About 3% of Northern Zimbabwe’s forest cover has been lost per year and wildlife populations […]

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Carbon Offset Series – Ugastoves

Posted by Macmillan Sustainability Team on March 25, 2015 at 4:19 pm

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Every year, Macmillan assesses which projects to support through its purchases of carbon offsets.  One of the seven projects we supported in 2014 is a cook stove project in Uganda, called Ugastove.  These highly efficient stoves use 36% less fuel than traditional cooking methods, cutting carbon emissions and substantially reducing indoor air pollution. In Uganda, more […]

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Carbon Offsets – How is Macmillan a Carbon Neutral Company?

Posted by Macmillan Sustainability Team on February 12, 2015 at 10:57 am

Categories: Sustainability

Macmillan Publishers has a goal to reduce our carbon footprint by 65% (from our 2009 baseline) by the end of the decade.  In order to do this, we have to actively work to reduce and eliminate unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions.  These unnecessary emissions can come from something as small as leaving the lights on in […]

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