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gies R&D for Designtex and incoming SGP Chair, led several discussions including a case study of the SGP Sustainability Tracker and the recycling efforts at De- signtex. In addition to presenting the benefits of using the SGP Impact Tracker, Glynn shared how SGP Commu- nity Day 2017 in Oregon inspired the Portland, Maine- based Designtex to reexamine its recycling efforts. Before SGP Community Day, new SGP Resource Partner Cincinnati State College hosted the SGP Ex- ecutive Committee for an discussion with students studying graphic arts, print and production. The school joins Appalachian State University and Rochester Institute of Technology along with associa- tions and professional organizations in the SGP Re- source Partner program. In other news, Cincinnati State has been an- nounced as the newest resource partner for The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP). The college joins a growing list of leading brands and organizations that support sustainable printing initiatives. This fall, the Cincinnati State Graphic Imaging Tech- nology program celebrates 52 years of graphic arts training.

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positively impact sustainability success with our SGP certified facilities, brands, suppliers and the printing industry as a whole.” For 2018, the 10th anniversary year of SGP, the in- troduction of SGP Foundation is a key milestone along with introduction of the SGP Impact Tracker and merger of the TLMI L.I.F.E. certification program in SGP. On other news,The SGP held its 2018 SGP Commu- nity Day in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 14. The fifth annual SGP Community Day included in-depth dis- cussions on a variety of issues and challenges facing the printing industry and the retail market along with talks on sustainability metrics, circular econo- my, green procurement and recycling. Sustainable Engine In her keynote, Building a Community: The Heart and Engine of Sustainability , Ryan Mooney-Bullock, Director of Cincinnati’s Green Umbrella Regional Sustainability Alliance, spoke about building a com- munity and included group interaction on finding commonality to develop goals. Paul Glynn, Manager of Materials Digital Technolo-

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