Save a Tree!


A while ago I was so impressed when I got an e-mail from a colleague that had a message at the bottom – Think before your print this , you might be able to save a tree.

Now I just came across another campaign – one that is so simple, yet profound. Change the margins is such a small idea – I mean just 2 cm or half an inch depending on what system you are on. All it involves is changing your margins on a Word document.

Now it seems a small and trivial idea, but think of it. If everyone did it, we could save a lot of paper and acres of forests. So Specifically, Change the Margins is campaigning for individuals, companies, and universities to reduce standard paper margins to 0.75 inch or approx. 2 cm. (The default margin on a Microsoft Word document is 1.25 inches.) The idea began when the campaign’s founder reduced her own margins to save money on paper. Implemented on a much larger scale, this simple step could make a big impact on paper usage over time, especially if large corporations and universities sign on.

Here’s how to change your margins in Microsoft Word: Go to File and click on Page Setup. Using the arrows, decrease top, bottom, and side margins to .75”. Click “Default.” Click “yes” to make these your standard margin settings.  

http://www.changethemargins.com/

That is what it takes  – No Einstein Theory of Relativity but just a small idea – an inch! What can you do to make a difference?

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