Friday, April 25, 2008

Save a Tree’s Life!

“Free” printing in the library for MTSU students is a great resource. Printing isn’t actually free, however, because it is funded by the Technology Access Fee (TAF) students pay every semester and by the Library budget.

So here are some ways to conserve paper (and toner, electricity, etc.) at the library. Readers, feel free to chime in with a comment on how you conserve paper.

1) Proofread and use spell checker before you print an original document.

2) Use the library’s default double-sided printing when possible (you can turn it off if necessary).

3) E-mail documents instead of printing everything.

4) For those of you with young eyes, print two or more pages to one sheet of paper. You can do this in both MS Word and Adobe Acrobat (for PDF files).

Any other ideas?

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