GA Journals - Extra Resources
The GA is a big user of paper. Three journals and a news magazine, three times a year each, use over 16.5 tonnes; not to mention books, CPD resources, marketing materials and stationery!
Through our suppliers, and especially our journal printers Buxton Press, we monitor developments in paper production to ensure that we make every effort to reconcile our environmental and fiscal objectives.
One strategy that fulfils both objectives is reducing our paper usage by uploading appropriate journal material to the GA website. Of course, the journals are already online as well as in print, and the number of journal 'extras' has been steadily increasing.
With the new GA site, however, we have the capacity to upload the articles and all complementary materials in the same place. This will enable us to concentrate in the print journals on the material you want to 'read', as opposed to resources you want to 'use'. In future, look out for templates, exemplar material, activity sheets, photo sets and annual indexes in the journals section of the site.
Therefore while we are committed to both maintaining the overall quantity of material for each journal edition and to producing printed journals for our members, you may start to notice more materials online.
An important upside of this shift is that our carbon footprint will also be slightly reduced.
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