What is Sustain Champlain?

Sustain Champlain is a campus-wide initiative strives to infuse sustainability concepts and practices across Champlain College by coordinating and promoting best practices within four areas: our institution, academics, operations, and culture.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Copy Paper Reduction

Good News! We're Cutting Costs, Not More Trees!

As you know Champlain College has made as strong push to reduce our paper consumption. We have made a big shift from desktop printers to shared multifunction printers, which reduce cost from 1 penny per page to 1/1000 of a penny per page. Those savings add up very quickly! We have also encouraged professors to utilize Angel drop boxes which has made a huge impact!   
How is this all paying off? 

According to recent analysis of our 2012FY paper usage it is paying of BIG TIME!
Thanks to your efforts we have cut costs by about $6000 in the last year alone! We spent 18% less on copying in the 2012FY than the previous year! We REDUCED the amount of paper we used by 10% compared to last year and 19% compared to 2006. That's right in just 5 short years Champlain College has cut its paper usage by almost 1/5, which is certainly progress from the Champ Support article written last year. But wait there's more! 82% of the copy paper that we use is made up at least partially of RECYCLED paper. Overall we are making a significant environmental as well as financial impact.

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