Washington State University: Ever Green

The University Publishing team at Washington State University has made a perennial commitment to environmentally conscious operations and materials usage.

Standing in front of the newly remodeled Cougar Copies store are (from the left) Mary Read, director of University Publishing, holding the in-plant’s 2009 IPMA Management Award; Edward Sala, Web Services manager; Steven Rigby, director of Printing; and Sharon Kimble, Cougar Copies manager, showing off the in-plant’s FSC certificate.

“One of our task force members designed a successful “Think Green” campaign program to encourage responsible practices among our own staff,” says Steven Rigby, director of Printing Services. “The mini-signs remind people to take environmentally conscious actions: turn off lights, duplex on copiers, share a ride, recycle.”

Brian Nicholson checks a sheet printed on the in-plant’s HP Indigo 3050 digital press.

The Sustainability Committee at University Publishing leads the unit’s sustainability efforts through regular meetings, ongoing research and project implementation. On the committee are (from the left) Steven Rigby, Caryn Lawton, Leslie Little and Becky Veliz. Missing: Traci Watson. (Warehouse Supervisor Neil Johnson is on the lift truck.)

Walter Wyatt inks up the in-plant’s Heidelberg Speedmaster 74, one of five offset presses at University Publishing.

The Sustainability Committee at University Publishing leads the unit’s sustainability efforts through regular meetings, ongoing research and project implementation.

Alvin Yuen runs the Océ equipment.

Neil Johnson at the cutter

Ken Sundvik runs the folder.