Here’s to a “greener” today

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Chuck Kelly
ACT, A Cleaner Tomorrow

With Earth Day here, many people start thinking about what they can do to help the environment.  Depending on your situation and your energy level, the list could be endless.

Here’s a very simple thing you can do that won’t cost you any money and will only take you a couple of minutes. Many companies have installed state-of-the-art printers or multi-function devices that combine printers, faxes and scanners in one piece of equipment.  Many of these devices give users the ability to 1) eliminate the banner sheet or header sheet that typically accompanies all print jobs coming out of commercial printers, and 2) print double sided. 

Once you enable this functionality, you never have to think about it again.  And the benefits can be significant.  You’ll save a minimum of 1 page on every job you send to the printer because you won’t be printing a header page (which more than likely you’re throwing away as you leave the printer).  Even better, every print job will come out 2-sided rather than single sided, thereby saving even more paper (most printers and MFDs allow you to turn the 2-sided print functionality off for a specific print job if there is some reason you need to print a particular document single-sided).

So this Earth Day, do something good for the environment without getting your hands dirty and feel good about yourself every time you hit <PRINT> on your computer.

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