What Maxime Riché understood and what I have always been convinced of, is that the strength of a photo comes from the message it transmits. (…) I was touched by the way he made his subjects proud of their commitment: Climate Heroes thus participated in a virtuous circle, highlighting these important initiatives, giving their authors a deserved recognition and the desire to commit themselves even more, to transmit their passion around them.
Extract from the foreword by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, photographer, director, president of the Goodplanet Foundation and member of the Academy of Fine Arts.
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Maxime Riché, d’après des textes originaux de Maxime Riché, Laurence Butet-Roch, et Sunnie Groeneveld
To print the book, we will only use noble materials and paper from sustainably managed forests in accordance with FSC and PEFC standards, in order to limit its footprint on the environment.
The papers selected, Arctic Volume White 130g and Munken Polar Rough 250g, come from the Swedish paper manufacturer Arctic Paper, which has been working for many years to reduce its carbon footprint. This paper mill is one of the most ecological in the world.
In addition to low water consumption, it has some of the lowest effluent figures in the industry. The production of one kilogram of this paper requires only 3 liters of water, compared to 16 liters consumed elsewhere, and the water discharged into the fjord is virtually free of foreign matter.
The printing and finishing of the book will be done on the same site, in France. The printer uses water-based inks. With this technology it deposits three times less ink on the paper than traditional offset technologies and without any chemical rejection. This technique also uses less paper (less waste). Finally, the unitary film that protects the book will be organic: 100% recyclable and composed of 52% bio-sourced polymers.
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Maxime Riché, Laurence Butet-Roch, and Sunnie Groeneveld. French or english.