VitalSource’s environmental sustainability initiative has been developed to quantify the massive emissions savings of digital course materials and to further reduce the impact of the remaining emissions from operating our global business and from students using digital materials.
Planet Smart is our initiative to extend carbon neutral practices to our partners and students. We are proud to offer the industry’s first carbon neutral course materials programmes, VerbaOne, and carbon neutral course materials directly to students through our US, Canadian and Australian stores. Each unit of course materials purchased through the VitalSource store reduces a student’s carbon emissions by 45x compared to a print textbook.
VerbaOne, our Equitable Access programme, takes sustainability to a new level. We measure the carbon impact of the programme for each partner institution and offset the carbon cost of every print and digital material delivered. You tout your carbon-neutrality to campus stakeholders with a branded site that tracks your offset data in real time.