Last week we talked about some of the ways Xerox supports the Earth Day movement, see the article “Celebrate the Planet’s Environment – Earth Day 2017”. Today, April 28, is Arbor day. Arbor is the Latin word for tree. Arbor day was first proposed in Nebraska on January 4, 1872 by the secretary of Nebraska J. Sterling Morton. Morton had a love of nature and understood the importance of trees as windbreaks to keep soil in place, for fuel, building material and shade from the sun. Eventually Morton became the secretary of Nebraska and proposed a tree planting holiday to be called Arbor Day. Nebraska was a more or less tree-less state at the time. The first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 and over one million trees were planted. The idea of observing such a holiday spread to other states later in the 1870s. States today most commonly observe the National Arbor Day holiday on the last Friday in April.
So in celebration of tress and Arbor Day let me remind you of a wonderful tool that will help you print and use paper more efficiently and maybe save a tree or two along the way. The tool is the Xerox Print Awareness Tool which is a personal desktop interface that will help you and your co-workers improve your print behavior. Each individual can have their own dashboard that will help you see your print usage, compare your usage to goals and offer sustainability tips and suggestions on how to improve your print efficiency.
Please take a look at the following video that explains this great tool better than I can.
As you saw in the video the Xerox Print Awareness Tool gives you real-time information on how your print behavior will impact your company financially and how it will impact the environment. The tool uses gamification techniques to engage users and encourage users to change their printing behavior to support environmental sustainability efforts and cost cutting efforts. Results have shown that the tool cuts print volumes by 20% and increases duplex or two-sided printing by 60%. Cha-ching!!
So should you use the tool? Well consider using the Xerox Print Awareness Tool if you want to:
- Make better printing choices
- See how much you are saving each month on your personal desktop dashboard
- Learn new methods to improve print efficiencies
- Improve operational costs and productivity
To investigate the Xerox Print Awareness Tool take a look at the brochure for the tool or navigate to the webpage about the tool. You can also call Xerox at 1-800-275-9376 x 947 or use the contact form for additional information.
Not ready to commit to the Xerox Print Awareness tool then check out the Eco-friendly Printing website for small changes you can make to the print driver to lessen your offices impact on the environment and save the trees!!
Please enjoy your Arbor day and do your part to save a tree or plant a new one. The earth and our future generations will thank you.