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    • PAPER CONSUMPTION
      Vernika Moore, Cecilia Aiken, Byron Johnson, Levar Pitts
    • Paper In The U.S.
    • Paper in the U.S.
      In the U.S. alone we consume 99,778,437 tons of paper
      Does anyone know how much that is per person?
      Only 10% of the paper we consume in a year is preserved
      Recovery of all printing/writing papers is 41.1%, but only 4.8% recovered paper goes back into making recycled printing and writing paper
    • Paper in the U.S.
    • Paper in the U.S.
    • Paper in the U.S.
    • Paper in the U.S.
      The Southern U.S. contains the most biologically diverse forests in North America and is the largest paper-producing region in the world
      The paper industry is the largest consumer of forests in the Southern U.S., currently logging an estimated 5 million acres of forests each year.
      While the Southern U.S. contains 31% of the nation’s timber inventories, it is harvesting 54% of the nation’s timber volumes
    • The Paper Making Process
    • The Impact of Paper-Making on the Environment
      Fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases.
      Negative impacts of paper-making occur at three stages of the process:
      1. Harvesting Trees for Fiber
      2. Processing of wood fiber into pulp
      3. The disposal of paper products at the end of usage.
    • The Problem With the Way Wood Fiber Is Often Harvested
      Depends on virgin wood based fibers to make the pulp that becomes paper.
      Wood used comes from old growth and environmentally sensitive forests.
      Unsustainable logging practices.
      Illegal logging practices.
    • Effects of Unsustainable Logging Practices
      Degrade ecosystems
      Release of stored carbon
      Climate instability
    • The Impact of Paper-Making
      Energy Intensive
      Requires large amounts of water
      Releases about 212 million tons of hazardous substances into the air and water.
      Uses toxic chemicals
      -Chlorine compounds
    • Chlorine Compounds
      Used in bleaching pulp to make paper whiter.
      Creates harmful byproducts called “organochlorines,” which include dioxins and dioxin like compounds.
      -cancer
      -developmental damage
      -reproductive damage
      -immune system damage
    • Reducing Paper Use
    • Easy Ways to Reduce Paper Use
      Change printer and copier settings and habits
      Set narrow margins in all standard documents to be printed
      Equip all printers and copiers to be able to duplex (double-sided print)
      Install utilities and train staff in techniques to print just what is needed
    • Easy Ways to Reduce Paper Use
      Create, edit, distribute, and store documents electronically
      Send and receive electronic faxes or fax-to-emails instead of paper faxes
      Set up scanners to convert paper documents into electronic documents that can be searched and shared easily
      Set up PDF software on all computers for creating electronic documents
      Set up means of storing documents electronically instead of in filing cabinets. Saves space and makes it easier to locate documents in the future
      Select and use on-screen editing tools in your electronic documents
      Budget for multi-function or all-in-one machines. These will save on space, costs, energy and toxic production and end-of-life processes.
    • Easy Ways to Reduce Paper Use
      Distribute annual reports and marketing collateral in PDFs, HTML or eBooks.
      Check your Web site to see what pages people most often print, print them yourself, and change them if they are printing on too many pages unnecessarily.
      Collaborate using electronic documents
      Use e-mail instead of memos and faxes.
      Transfer documents on disk or through e-mail for editing and review.
    • Easy Ways to Reduce Paper Use
      Recycle Paper
      Recycle paper
      Buy recycled content paper
      One big benefit you can save millions of trees.
    • Easy Ways to Reduce Paper Use
      Other
      Use fax stick-on labels instead of cover sheets.
      Use both sides of the sheet of paper, whether for copying or printing.
      Provide half-size sheets for short memos and letters.
    • Research
    • Research
      According to the average FAMU students use 3,978 tons of Paper
      This equals to
      67,926 Trees
      1,511,640 gallons of oil
      15,912,000 kilowatts of energy
      27,846,000 gallons of water
      Enough energy to power the average American home for 1,657.5 years
    • Demographics
    • Psychographics
      Cohorts in the United States
      Most college students are from the Millennial Generation (Generation Y)
      97% of college students owned a computer
      94% owned a cell phone
      76% of students used instant messaging
    • Library Benchmark
    • Survey Results
    • Survey Results
    • Survey Questions
    • Targeting the Message
    • Targeting The Message
      Almost 78% of FAMU students are Florida Residents
      Generation Y currently falls under College Students
      Let’s Go back and look at our research!
    • Targeting the Message
      The Southeastern United States is currently the largest paper-producer in the world
      In what region is Florida located?
      The message can be framed to appeal to students who family reside in Florida
      What will happen when the paper industry starts eyeing that tree in your back yard?
    • Targeting the Message
      Generation Y
      The Most Tech Savvy
      Large percent of Generation Y owns cell phones and computers
      Why can’t we access notes, homework, e-books, etc. from these devices?
      Applications such as Evernote are a great tool for taking notes
      Homework for professors can be uploaded on blackboard or emailed
      Students can replace textbooks with Kindle/Nook devices
    • THE END
    • Sources
      http://www.oberlin.edu/recycle/facts.html
      http://www.recycling-revolution.com/recycling-facts.html
      http://www.secret-life.org/paper/faq_paper.php
      http://www.environmentalpaper.org/PAPER-statistics.html
      http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?AboutFAMU&Overview
      http://blog.techsoup.org/node/560
      http://blog.techsoup.org/node/475
      Junco, Reynol and Mastrodicasa, Jeanna M. "Connecting to the Net.Generation: What higher education professionals need to know about today's students" (2007)