Shiva K. 55°

The world bodies, like UN, WWF, Greenpeace are trying their best to save forests. But it isn’t just world bodies alone that can achieve the goal. It needs contribution from individuals like us.
Everyone wants to save forests. But often they lack the resource, direction and time.
So here is an idea that empowers everyone to do their bit without sacrificing too much.
Presenting Minus One- A simple-to-do, one step idea that aims at reducing paper consumption. 5 million hectares of forests cover vanishes every year just to meet our everyday need for paper. A need we fulfill in a very careless and wasteful manner.
By doing something as simple as reducing the font size of a document by 1 before printing, we can reduce the paper consumption for printouts considerably, almost up to 50%.
And that means lesser number of trees need to go under the axe. Just few seconds of effort will add years to forests.
Do your bit. Reduce the font size by 1. Save paper. Help the forests.

For video, visit: http://youtu.be/jHQGyMBtE9Y

For more info, visit: www.minusoneproject.com

4 replies

yes , I aggree with you.
I tell all my friends , pls less paper


Written in January 2012

I have a campaign in Turkey , use less paper and use smaller fonts


Written in January 2012

Steve N. 15°

I like it. I have always been a small font, small margin paper user. I will spread the word.

Written in February 2012

I've always been a fan of small fonts just because it gets more information onto a single page (for quicker reference), though I hadn't really considered any direct environmental benefit. It's definitely neat to think about, and great for when document printing is necessary.

I try to go electronic with my documents whenever possible now. Sharing a Google doc with colleagues or sending a PDF as an email attachment lets anyone manage their viewing experience (so paper waste and ink usage are eliminated as problems entirely, but the viewer can still adjust font sizes, make notes, etc).

Written in February 2012

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