Tiger Print Initiative
We all know it by now: saving paper saves trees, saving trees helps the environment, and helping the environment is just a good and conscientious thing to do – but we rarely think about exactly what steps we can take to get started. We are in the process of implementing PaperCut software at the College.
The purpose of this note is to provide you a brief overview of the schedule along with some key information about the initiative. You all now have an account that can be accessed with your Doane ID at http://www.doane.edu/papercut. This tool will provide you access to your printing resources as well as feedback on your personal contribution towards one of our college-wide sustainability initiatives.
During the 2013 Interterm and Spring semester, we will be monitoring usage of our print, copy, and scan services around campus. To help us get started, we have installed a small application on each Doane College desktop and laptop. As previously mentioned, you can access your data from your personal computer using your Doane username and password and the link above. This application currently has preset amount of print credits. Initially for students this was set at 500 print credits per semester and may change after we complete the initial study. This number was established based on fees and like policies at other seven institutions. At this point the number is just a target for the purpose of the initial phase of the project. During the semester we will schedule to meet with students, faculty and staff to finalize our policies for implementation in the fall.
Beginning Friday January 25, 2013 you will be required to scan your individual Doane College ID at each of our multifunction (print, copy, scan) devices that do copy and scan functions. The College community has plenty of tools and resources at its disposal that make it easy to share, review, and edit files electronically and collaboratively, or to reduce the amount of resources needed to print. More information will be forthcoming throughout the semester. If you have any support related issues please contact the helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org
In closing, paper reduction is a critical element of our efforts to reduce our environmental impact –Doane College uses over 25 tons of paper annually, over 5 million sheets of paper – but our individual efforts to conserve can make a significant impact! We would ask everyone to make a commitment to print less, print double-sided when you must print and to encourage your colleagues to do the same!