Denver-based PrintReleaf, a software company that connects commercial printers with global reforestation projects, announces that after a year-long collaboration with the University of Colorado-Boulder, it has evolved its reforestation standard, now known as version 2.0.
The group says it worked with the university’s Masters of the Environment Program to come up with the new standards. Primary additions include new detailed methodologies for PrintReleaf field audits, including drone photography and videography.
The PrintReleaf Standard 2.0 is an open and public document that outlines the minimum requirements for certification as a PrintReleaf global forestry partner, as well as the verification process to ensure survivability of all newly planted forests. In addition, the PrintReleaf Standard also defines third-party audit and verification processes, which are administered by SGS International. The PrintReleaf reforestation standard ensures that the viability and survivability of trees planted by PrintReleaf global forestry partners is accurate and authentic, according to the company.
Version 2.0 of the PrintReleaf Standard is available for review on the company’s website.
“Our students and faculty appreciate the opportunity to work with companies actively seeking to improve the environment and address environmental sustainability head-on,” says Joel Hartter, associate professor and faculty director of the University of Colorado-Boulder Masters of the Environment Program. “The PrintReleaf program is particularly useful because the company has a global initiative, using reforestation projects around the world.”
PrintReleaf has invented a technology platform that measures its customers’ paper usage and then certifiably reforests that usage on an equivalent basis at locations around the globe.