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Helping Mother Earth

“Growing our vital forests, one print project at a time.” – The Pace Group

April 21, 2021

The Mount's printer has committed to net tree neutral printing, which means that a tree is planted for each tree's worth of paper used in printing projects
The Mount's printer has committed to net tree neutral printing, which means that a tree is planted for each tree's worth of paper used in printing projects

Mount Saint Mary’s major publications, such as Mount Magazine and President’s Report, have long been printed by The Pace Group in the City of Industry, California. In partnership with PrintReleaf, The Pace Group announced earlier this month that it has committed to net tree neutral printing and has pledged to plant at least 10,000 trees in 2021 to replace every tree used for its print projects.

In a simplified description of photosynthesis, tree leaves absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. Thus, it’s important for our environment to maintain our forests. Additionally, forests protect native ecologies and animal habitats. The reforestation work is overseen by a third-party auditor.


 

“Our clients can print with Pace with the knowledge that we are making a positive difference for our planet. This move is in keeping with our commitment to provide our clients the best quality available, while conducting business in harmony with the Earth. This is the most essential conservation initiative we have ever seen in our industry.”

– Bob Bennitt, CEO, The Pace Group


 

In the first quarter of the year, Pace helped offset 214,814 pounds of paper use by reforesting 2,585 trees, 123 of which are attributed to the Mount. With the magazine and Campaign Report printing falling in the second quarter, this number should see a substantial increase in the next few months.

“Last year, even in a down year due to the pandemic, The Mount used paper quantities that would have resulted in the planting of 226 new trees,” says Alan Bernstein, director of client services. “Imagine the impact we can have on our environment as we work together to achieve the Mount’s sustainability goals.”

Pace is proud to be the first partner of PrintReleaf in the Los Angeles area. PrintReleaf is a partner of the World Economic Forum’s One Trillion Trees Initiative. Scientists estimate that nature-based solutions, such as reforestation, can provide up to a third of the emissions reductions required by 2030 to meet the Paris Agreement targets.

Updates on the number of trees planted based on our printing in 2021 will be posted on our social media pages.