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[GreenYes] Re: MS Word Template / 1.25 margins - waste of paper

Hi Ann -

This product may be relevant to your request. I plan on testing it throughout the University system soon.

- Jack


GreenPrint Launches an Initiative to "Pay the Fortune 500 to Go Green"
The new program gives GreenPrint software to large organizations at no cost in exchange for a portion of the savings the software creates.

PORTLAND, OR -- June 12, 2007-- GreenPrint Technologies announced today an initiative to give away its paper and ink saving software to large organizations in exchange for half of the savings the software creates.

"Because the environmental benefit is so significant, we want to do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for large organizations to use GreenPrint," said GreenPrint CEO Hayden Hamilton. "We also see it as symbolic of GreenPrint's revolutionary proposition - saving money while saving the environment. Has any other company ever offered to pay the Fortune 500 to go green?"

According to studies released by Citigroup and Lexmark, wasted pages account for as much as 25% of all printed material and cost the Fortune 500 over $1 billion a year. Gartner Research estimates 1% to 3% of Fortune 500 revenues are spent on printing costs annually, and those costs are increasing every year. "Each office worker currently uses up to 50 sheets of A4 [printer] paper a day," says Louella Fernandes, Principal Analyst with Quocirca, "and estimates predict office paper consumption increasing by 20% per year on average."

In addition to monetary losses, Fortune 500 printer waste also results in over 2 million additional trees being harvested annually, according to studies by UNESCO and Conservatree. "Those are significant numbers," says Greg Meyer of American Forests, "If the Fortune 500 used GreenPrint to eliminate printer waste it would yield profound benefits to our environment for generations to come."

GreenPrint's Enterprise software eliminates wasteful pages in any printout automatically, saving time, money, and trees. GreenPrint does this by analyzing each page of every document sent to the printer and looking for typical waste characteristics (like that last page with just a URL, banner ad, logo, or legal jargon). GreenPrint also incorporates an easy to use PDF writer, an innovative print preview, and a reporting feature which keeps track of the number of pages and the amount of money saved.

The "Get Paid to Go Green" initiative will run through the end of September, and is available to organizations with more than 1,000 computer users.

GreenPrint Technologies LLC is the maker of software designed to reduce waste in home and office printing. Their products include GreenPrint Home, GreenPrint Enterprise, and EverGreen font.

For more information please visit

For Media inquiries:
Elise F Burke
PR Director
(503) 459-7545

Karina Nagin
Millions of Trees Can't be Wrong

On Aug 30, 2007, at 12:20 PM, Ann Schneider wrote:

Hi GRRN and Loma Prieta Zero Waste Committee

This will sound like a rant. And it is. But the question is, is it just
my version of Microsoft Word or do all version set the margins in MS Word
to 1.25 on the left and right. What this means is that a document that
could print out on fewer pages takes more due to the wide margins.

I know we shouldn't print but all of us working in local government or
for the Sierra Club know that many documents are printed out with these
wide margins. Since I receive many of the questionnaires from candidates
running for office, I always have to adjust the margins so on candidate
interview nights, less paper is needed to print a copy. (and in this
case, I really do need the paper copy so I can track what candidates say
and what they wrote in the written portion of our process.)

Has anyone started a program or have a waste reduction fact sheet on how
to create documents that if printed take less paper? A campaign or
letter to Microsoft to change the default settings so paper can be

Ann Schneider
Chair, National Zero Waste Committee
Co-Chair, Loma Prieta Political Committee

Jack DeBell
University of Colorado Recycling Services
UMC 355
207 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0207
303.492.8307 office
303.492.3244 fax

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