Sustainability

Eco-Friendly Design & Printing

recycled materials

1. A Conscious Basis

As Isaac Newton said: “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”. This is precisely what becoming a PhD is all about: innovation rooted in tradition. And what better way to implement this than by using recycled or even circular materials as an eco-conscious basis for printing your thesis? Turn your dissertation into a beautiful whole, interwoven with the past, pointing forward to innovation.

eco-friendly book design

An eye for design

2. Eco-Friendly Design

We’re happy to help you design a sustainable cover for your thesis. All our designs are made with the environment in mind. From a hand-painted design to a photo collage with a handprinted design–the sky’s the limit. Feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities.

For our hand-painted designs, we use homemade (vegan) watercolor paint on sustainable, vegan paper. Our founder, Elma Hogeboom, makes our handmade paints herself using eco-friendly pigments and natural materials such as clove oil. Because we use natural materials, even the smell of our paints refers to nature; everything has been thought of.

If you let us design your cover, you will receive the original design as a gift for your (office) wall. In the case of a digitally designed cover, you will receive a print of your cover. As an extra service, we can also arrange to have your thesis cover framed. Parents may choose this as a beautiful and lasting gift for your special day.

Attention to detail

3. Sustainable Printing

As a sustainable publishing company, GreenThesis works with printers that are eco-conscious and socially engaged. Sustainable printing is so much more than a printing company that runs on renewable energy sources. From recycled materials to climate labels–we subject every printer we work with to a thorough screening. Because of this vetting process, you can rest assured that your thesis is printed in an environmentally friendly way.

sustainable book printing

Planting for OUR planet

4. A Tree for a Hightree

We design and print all theses entrusted to GreenThesis with attention to detail and sustainability. But that’s not where it ends. Our company’s ethos is that sustainability goes beyond a clean production process; we want to have a positive impact on this world by working with our clients. That’s why GreenThesis plants a tree for each copy of each dissertation that is entrusted to us. For example, if you have 100 booklets printed, we plant 100 trees. That’s what we call ‘a Tree for a Hightree’.  (After our official name, Hightree Sustainable B.V.)

Do you want to help us contribute to a greener world? We can’t do it without you, which is why we hope we can help you design your thesis. Together, we can work towards a better, healthier, and greener future.

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