PRIM&R’s Green Initiatives – GreenPrint

Posted by Anne Meade, Web and Distance Education Coordinator

PRIM&R is constantly aiming to help our planet be healthy and safe. Not only have we focused on “greening our meetings” but we’ve also carried over our environmental practices to our office—and homes (Check out a great resource to get started with recycling strategies.). We wanted to use Ampersand to share some ideas for greening your office or home.

About a year ago here in our office in Boston, we installed software called GreenPrint on all of the computers. GreenPrint eliminates wasteful pages in any printout, 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 allows you to select pages to be removed (did you really need to print that entire e-mail chain?). It may not sound like much, but since installing GreenPrint, my computer alone has saved 104 sheets of paper. Assuming each piece of paper costs $0.10, that’s $10.40 saved for PRIM&R!

The best part? The GreenPrint World version is free! Plus, you can always upgrade to a premium version if you are interested in some of the more advanced features.

So, download GreenPrint today, and start saving time, money, and trees, reducing greenhouse gasses, and decreasing waste. That’s a lot of good out of one little printer program.

Please share your ideas for ways you or your office is “green,” and we’ll include them in a future blog post!