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  • 1. Print Smarter Strategies for a greener wastebasket
  • 2. Why bother? Who says we print too much?
  • 3. evidence “Per capita, U.S. paper consumption is over six times greater than the world average.” greenprint | www.printgreener.com
  • 4. evidence “The average U.S. office worker prints 10,000 pages per year.” greenprint | www.printgreener.com
  • 5. the cost 2,000 pounds 11,134 kWh “Production of 1 ton of copy paper uses 11,134 kWh (same amount of energy used by an average household in 10 months) [..] and produces 19,075 gallons of waste water, 2,278 lb of solid waste, and 5,690 lb. of green house gases.” greenprint | www.printgreener.com
  • 6. the cost 10 months 2,000 pounds of home electric “Production of 1 ton of copy paper uses 11,134 kWh (same amount of energy used by an average household in 10 months) [..] and produces 19,075 gallons of waste water, 2,278 lb of solid waste, and 5,690 lb. of green house gases.” greenprint | www.printgreener.com
  • 7. the cost 2,000 pounds 19,075 gallons “Production of 1 ton of copy paper uses 11,134 kWh (same amount of energy used by an average household in 10 months) [..] and produces 19,075 gallons of waste water, 2,278 lb of solid waste, and 5,690 lb. of green house gases.” greenprint | www.printgreener.com
  • 8. the cost 2,000 pounds 2,278 pounds “Production of 1 ton of copy paper uses 11,134 kWh (same amount of energy used by an average household in 10 months) [..] and produces 19,075 gallons of waste water, 2,278 lb of solid waste, and 5,690 lb. of green house gases.” greenprint | www.printgreener.com
  • 9. the cost 2,000 pounds 5,690 pounds “Production of 1 ton of copy paper uses 11,134 kWh (same amount of energy used by an average household in 10 months) [..] and produces 19,075 gallons of waste water, 2,278 lb of solid waste, and 5,690 lb. of green house gases.” greenprint | www.printgreener.com
  • 10. the cost Average cost of a wasted page: $0.06 The average employee prints 6 wasted pages per day. That's 1,410 wasted pages, or $84 per employee, per year. For a company with 500 employees, that’s $42,000 per year. greenprint | www.printgreener.com
  • 11. What can I do? Real strategies you can start using today
  • 12. GIVE YOURSELVES a pat Home & Community Services is off to a great start: Online trainings and resources = no handouts Online resource page =no extra printing Digital form versions (not really in use yet) Every day consciousness (only some) But is it enough?
  • 13. PRINTING the internet 3 out of 4 office workers print from the Internet. greenprint | www.printgreener.com
  • 14. Don’t you believe it You should NOT bookmark a webpage to save it instead of printing it. Pages can expire or be removed from the web.
  • 15. PRINTING the internet 1. Look for the printer- friendly version.
  • 16. PRINTING the internet cnn.com
  • 17. PRINTING the internet
  • 18. PRINTING the internet foodnetwork.com
  • 19. PRINTING the internet foodnetwork.com
  • 20. PRINTING the internet mapquest.com
  • 21. PRINTING the internet google.com
  • 22. PRINTING the internet Never underestimate the jot. If you really only need the end of the directions, after getting off the Turnpike, can you just jot it down? Exit turnpike Left at Marshall Right on Reed Dr. #34 on the left mapquest.com About 13 mins 610 436 1215 Smaller pieces = less waste!
  • 23. Don’t you believe it Who says little notes have to be on Stickies? Instead, grab a recycled notepad from the ESC Mail Room. They’re free and eco-friendly.
  • 24. Don’t you believe it Who says little notes have to be on Stickies? You might also try this ceramic memo board, just $15 at seejanework.com.
  • 25. PRINTING the internet Nuke Anything is a free FireFox add-on that allows users to simply highlight a section of a webpage, right click, and select “Remove this object.” This software add-on is handy for text or images. You’ll have to be using Firefox to access it; Firefox, however, is also free. Download it in Firefox! Tools >Addons> Get Addons.
  • 26. PRINTING everything else Use your print dialog box. Select only the pages you truly need (page range). example: Skip intro and conclusion PowerPoint slides, or if you’re proofreading one section of a report, omit the others!
  • 27. PRINTING everything else Use your print dialog box. Try two pages per sheet. Especially with PowerPoint slides or image slideshows.
  • 28. PRINTING everything else Use your print dialog box. Print to PDF. Save the file on your computer for later.
  • 29. PRINTING everything else Think you’ll never find it again? Try Spotlight. Search every part of every file in every folder.
  • 30. Don’t you believe it Who says you can’t take notes on a PDF?
  • 31. Don’t you believe it Who says you can’t take notes on a PDF? With Adobe Professional (just $50), you can comment, highlight, and hand-write on a PDF.
  • 32. PRINTING everything else Use your print dialog box. Duplex, duplex, duplex. There’s no excuse anymore for one-sided handouts or reports. If you’re concerned, place an eco-note in the footer!
  • 33. If you can’t duplex…
  • 34. Don’t you dare … trash your misprints. Everyone prints a document once in a while that doesn’t come out right.
  • 35. Don’t you dare Don’t trash your misprints. Everyone prints a document once in a while that doesn’t come out right. Save it for notepaper.
  • 36. PRINTING everything else Avoid unnecessaries. Ask yourself: How long until this is thrown away? images courtesy of lickgoldsky.files.wordpress.com, i.ehow.com, and content.etilize.com
  • 37. PRINTING everything else Instead, try images courtesy of thisauntieblogstoo.files.wordpress.com, clker.com, and images.tigerdirect.com
  • 38. clean little secrets Tricks to clean up your papery lifestyle
  • 39. clean little secret: Do you type in all caps? THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPED OVER THE LAZY DOG. THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPED OVER THE LAZY DOG. THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPED OVER THE LAZY DOG. THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPED OVER THE LAZY DOG.
  • 40. clean little secret: Do you type in all caps? Try lowercase: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
  • 41. Don’t you believe it Using capital letters does NOT JUST draw attention to text. It also is naturally more difficult for the eye to read, and APPEARS AS THOUGH YOU ARE SHOUTING. Use caps ONLY for emphasis, not for everything.
  • 42. clean little secret: If you use Comic Sans, Georgia, Helvetica, Arial, or Courier, … The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
  • 43. clean little secret: Try a smaller, lowercase, thinner typeface. Arial Narrow, Times, Abadi Condensed, Bell Gothic. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
  • 44. clean little secret: Don’t dig thin? Try EcoFont. This is EcoFont at 12pt. This is Verdana at 12pt. Results The estimated ink savings of the Ecofont is 20%. www.ecofont.eu
  • 45. clean little secret: 1.25” is so last year. The default margins for Microsoft Word are set at 1.25quot; on each side. quot;According to the good people on the Microsoft Help line, there is no technical reason for this. It's merely a convention we have all gotten used to.” Tamara Krinsky, treehugger.com Try .75” to use less paper per project.
  • 46. clean little secret: Going “screen blind”? After looking at a document on the screen for a long time, reviewing a printout often allows you to catch errors that would have gone unnoticed. An on-screen trick to review your document from a different perspective is to temporarily change the font size of the text (try making it larger), or the zoom size (View > Zoom). This makes the words easier to read and shifts lines around, giving your eyes a new view of the document.
  • 47. clean little secret: Going “screen blind”? After looking at a document on the screen for a long time, reviewing a printout often allows you to catch errors that would have gone unnoticed. An on-screen trick to review your document from a different perspective is to temporarily change the font size of the text (try making it larger), or the zoom size (View > Zoom). This makes the words easier to read and shifts lines around, giving your eyes a new view of the document.
  • 48. the web can help online tools to clean up your act
  • 49. Google Docs Sign up today | www.google.com
  • 50. Skip the handout Try holding meetings in a space that lets you record a demo or lecture, such as iChat or Elluminate. apple | www.apple.com elluminate | www.elluminate.com
  • 51. Skip the handout Or, place the resources you would have Slideboom.com otherwise printed Slideshare.com online for participants YouTube to reference. Moodle
  • 52. PICK UP the pace How can we encourage doing more? Cite over-printers. It is a cost to the company. Cite personal printers. That includes yourself! Ask for it digitally when they bring you a copy.
  • 53. Question everyone.
  • 54. Question me!
  • 55. sources istockphoto.com oregonstateparktrusts.org conniebriscoe.com amputee-coalition.org bbservicesinc.com will-wright.net treehugger.com greif.com earth911.org job-injury.info designvitality.com approvedgasmasks.com