Monday, February 4, 2013

Change Your Margins

Want to live an eco-friendly life?

Here's another terrific and terrifically simple way to make a contribution to the sustainable living movement

Best part - it doesn't cost anything!

Here's an excerpt, -

"As I was doing my usual margin-changin' thang while printing out a document for my boss, a light bulb went off in my brain. What if you could get people to adopt changing paper margins on a large scale? What if you could get companies to adopt narrower margins as their printing standard? It would result in a lot less paper consumption. Which of course means saving a lot of trees and cutting down on a lot of waste...but only if a massive amount of people changed their margins.

It's not a new idea. It's not complicated. But if we all did it, it just might work."

--Tamara Krinsky

There's more information at the EPA site entitled, Federal Electronics Challenge.  "The Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) is a partnership program that encourages federal facilities and agencies to:
  • Purchase greener electronics
  • Reduce impacts of electronics during use
  • Manage used electronics in an environmentally safe way"

Another great site I've discovered is the Environmental Paper Network. It offers loads of great information about paper, and features a Paper Calculator to translate sustainable choices into tangible benefits.


Kudos to Tamara for living by the idea that doing a little is more fulfilling than thinking that a little won't matter

Won't you join her? Post your comment and share that you've changed your margins and taken one small, but mighty step toward being environmentally sustainable


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