Thursday, January 13, 2011

8 Ways to Go Paperless

Looking for ways to go paperless?

Write this down — or better yet, type it on your laptop: Cutting down on your paper consumption is easier, and more vital to the environment, than you might think.
According to the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the United States consumes more than 90 million tons of paper annually. Wow ... or maybe I should say, "Holy sheet!" The EETD adds that this paper use averages to nearly 700 pounds per person — more than ten times what it was a century ago. (For more facts on paper consumption, click here.)
Even the typical office drone burns through 10,000 sheets of paper a year (much of it split, no doubt, between notices for "very important staff meetings" and the bored doodling on note pads those meetings inspire).
Excessive paper use has an insidious domino effect; more trees cut down, increased global warming, more energy consumption, along with plain old waste. So how do we do better? I’ve collected eight painless strategies for cutting down on paper consumption.

Read the rest of the story here: 8 Ways to Go Paperless Without Feeling the Cut
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