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The Green Life: Print Green For a Smaller Footprint

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February 26, 2009

Print Green For a Smaller Footprint

Green printer If you’re constantly looking for ways to green the office, the obvious includes recycling and saving energy. A different part of the equation, though, is knowing who your vendors are. Let’s take printers, for example.

The Sierra Club's headquarters in San Francisco runs a lot like a typical office, with computers, fax machines, and printers. This means a lot of paper, a lot of toner, and a lot of energy. Always mindful of walking the talk, however, we partner with Resolution, Inc., a green printing company that meticulously shrinks its product’s carbon footprint and offers discounted services to nonprofits that work for good causes. Here’s the company’s tip sheet about greening your office printer.

To green your office, ask vendors what they do to be easier on the planet or request that your company at least look into it. How do they handle their waste? In what ways do they demonstrate an effort to reduce their carbon footprint? Do they even know what a carbon footprint is?

Sometimes finding the right vendors in your area can be tricky. Finding the products isn’t as difficult. For starters, try this place.

--Brian Foley

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