Implementing better printing practices provides substantial savings to the university, and leads to significant environmental benefits. And the best part is we can all help out by making some simple changes to our printing habits.
Start by asking yourself – Do I really need to print this or is there is another option?
- Distribute documents by email – where possible share the document using a link.
- Consider on-screen reviewing and proofing (links, attachments, soft changes and comments).
- Use electronic signatures for approvals.
- Share information at meetings using projection or media equipment.
If you do need to print, select the text or pages you want, not the whole document. And follow some simple steps to ensure you don’t waste paper.
Visit CSU Green for more information on sustainability at the university and what you can do to contribute.