Once a Grammar Factory author publishes their book, their words live on for future generations to enjoy and learn from. To that end, we believe it’s important to be good custodians of our planet, for our own sake and for the sake of future generations.
The United Nations, in 2015, identified seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs) designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all", and we at Grammar Factory have aligned ourselves to two of these: SDG #4 (Quality Education), and #13 (Climate Action).
In 2020, one of our authors, Ingrid Messner, asked about the environmental impact of publishing her book and the possibility of offsetting its carbon footprint. Based on that conversation, we began investigating that question and looking for ways we might reduce the negative impact, especially of printed books. What was the outcome?
Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #13 (Climate Action), I'm proud to announce that Grammar Factory has committed to carbon-neutral publishing.
Retroactive to January 1, 2020 we've purchased (and will continue to purchase) carbon credits to offset the environmental impact of every one of our authors' printed books that are ordered and/or printed through Grammar Factory.
The carbon offsets we purchased in 2020 are Gold Standard Certified International Offsets through Less.ca, which is the top-rated vendor by the David Suzuki Foundation with an overall score of 85%.
Thank you to Ingrid Messner for bringing this important topic to the forefront, which has resulted in her book Naturally Successful (as well as all other Grammar Factory books from 2020 onwards) being carbon neutral.
Through this commitment to our planet, our authors can be sure that their books not only make a positive impact for their readers, but do so with future generations in mind.
Click here to learn about Grammar Factory's actions related the UN SDG #4 (Quality Education).