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March 17, 2011 at 6:07 am #114058
At EPA Region 9 we have a strong focus on paper use reduction and have used FinePrint software to set defaults to duplex. It also allows users to easily choose to print multiple pages to a single sheet and reduces the margin sizes so that the font remains as large as possible. It tracks paper use reduction by user & I believe there’s a way to aggregate the data too.
We’re getting a fancy centralized printers and will be changing the system, but FinePrint led to a lot of duplexing & reduced paper use.
April 21, 2010 at 3:30 am #98274
I’d recommend GSA — they have great environmental products and services contracts.
The Recycled Products Cooperative is a great nonprofit green office supply store started under an EPA grant.
EPA provides additional guidance and links to green contract language, specifications, and suppliers at:
Thanks for your interest in buying green & Happy Earth Day!
April 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm #72859
VOLUNTEER SUMMER INTERN POSITION
WITH THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S
PACIFIC SOUTHWEST OFFICE
U.S. EPA’s Pacific Southwest Office seeks motivated and talented summer interns to work on zero waste, green products, green businesses, green building, and green communities. The Office of Pollution Prevention and Solid Waste works on climate protection to advance state-of-the-art materials management and waste management practices following the reduce-reuse-recycle hierarchy. We work with communities, businesses, Tribes and States to foster healthier buildings and communities, safer products and greener business practices.
Our teams work collaboratively to identify best practices, safer products and alternatives. Current focus areas include: home energy retrofits, sustainable transit, innovative food scrap/organics management, green hotel standards, materials management tools for cities’ climate action planning, Tribal green building, healthier personal care products and green nail salons, and zero waste strategies.
Skills Needed: Strong communication skills. Analytical and research skills. Ability to work effectively in teams. Energy, enthusiasm and dedication.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2010
To Apply: Send a resume to [email protected]
January 21, 2010 at 8:52 am #89566
July 8, 2009 at 4:18 am #68337
June 9, 2009 at 6:17 am #67370
I like it a lot & feel that the Groups — at least in my field – Green Building — are really becoming active. I’ve helped some people w/ introductions & it seems really efficient. The thing I like most about it is that it’s so low maintenance. It’s also fascinating to see the web of interconnectedness that is us.
June 3, 2009 at 2:39 pm #73338
March 5, 2009 at 10:41 am #67329