CCL Planting Trees to Offset Printed Pages

For just over a year, Colorado Country Life has been planting trees to offset the trees used to make the paper this magazine is printed on.

For nearly 70 years, CCL and its predecessors have been sent to electric cooperative members to keep them up to date on everything going on at the local co-op. Each issue contains information about services, director elections, member meetings, employees and programs available to you, the co-op consumer-members.

By working with other electric co-ops to publish the magazine, your co-op sends you all of this information for only 37 cents a month, less than the cost of a first-class stamp.

Besides being an economical way to communicate with consumer-members, CCL is also the best way to get information to electric co-op consumer-members. Surveys show that more than 80 percent of those receiving the magazine read the magazine. That is higher readership than emails, digital newsletters, bill stuffers and other means of communication.

CCL has now planted more than 4,300 trees, including 1,000 since January. These trees are being planted on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota through Denver-based PrintReleaf.

PrintReleaf partners with a variety of paper consumers as a certification system that offers a sustainability program to facilitate global reforestation. The company planted over 1.1 million trees since it started. CCL plants about 330 trees each month.