May 14, 2008

SMU Magazine is printed on paper that is manufactured using 10 percent post-consumer recycled materials and carries the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance (RA). The Alliance supports conservation efforts and sustainability practices worldwide and is a major backer of the FSC, a non-profit organization that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests.

The Council says that “purchase of FSC-certified paper and print products contributes to conservation and responsible management” of forests.

“We print more than 100,000 copies of SMU Magazine twice a year for all alumni, and we want to be as responsible as possible in our use of natural resources,” says Patricia Ann LaSalle, SMU associate vice president for public affairs. “We also hope that after reading the magazine, alumni will recycle it by passing it on to friends and prospective parents and students.“