In keeping with the Earth Day theme today, I wanted to share something that anyone with a printer can do to reduce your “footprint” (that is, the impact your actions make on the environment.)  Almost everyone prints something from their computer.  It’s pretty much a habit.

If you REALLY want to reduce your “footprint” stop printing so much!  Save a tree!  (Note to self:  do this.)

If there are things that you really DO have to print, then at least you can do this:

  • Use a “green” font.  Eco Font lets you can download fonts that use less toner.
  • Use recycled paper.  (Does it really have to be THAT white??  Bleaching puts too many chemicals back into the environment.)
  • Reuse your paper.   (Can you print on the other side of something that you were going to throw out anyway?)

You too can “go green” — more easily than you thought!  Now think about what else you can do to make your home and office greener and more ecologically sustainable 🙂