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Department of the Interior

Ecofonts for reduction of the use of printer ink

One of the daily expenses for the government is the money spent on printing supplies, especially ink. The use of special printing fonts could save an estimated 25% on the use of ink for laser and inkjet printers. Through government-wide implementation of software (such as ecofont http://www.ecofont.com/en/products/green/printing/saving-printing-costs-and-eco-friendly/why-ecofont-saves-more-ink-than-century-gothic.html)... more »

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Stop Systematic Printing!

I suggest we get rid of all systematic paper-based printing requirements. Various agencies, like mine, have many printing requirements that only made sense in a pre-broadband world. For instance, my agency prints fifteen copies of everything released, then prints a compendium. We have a national universal broadband strategy now. Libraries already receive e-rate discounts. Put it all online only! It is costing a... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Cost/Environment Improved by Technical Portability of Documents

portibilityProvide portability of documents by providing government employees with netbooks/iPads to download documents to read remotely, take to meetings etc. This would reduce the need for printing, and print products (paper, toner, repair service) as well as related items such as notebooks. The cost would be reduced as well as potentially improving the environment.

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Department of Homeland Security

Default Double-Sided Printing

Set all printers at the Nebraska Avenue Complex (DHS HQ) to print double-sided.

I know it sounds simple but for a lot of internal documents double-sided pages would not inhibit productivity in the least. Of course for official documents it can be adjusted to single-sided.

If it is subsequently implimented across the entire federal government would not only save millions of dollars a year in paper costs but also reduce... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Printer Usage – Make Data Available to Employees

There is always talk about having people print documents to PDF, use double sided printing, change settings to use less ink, etc. While I agree that all these practices should be enacted to conserve resources, employees are not privileged the amount and type of printing that is occurring.

Unless electronic based file systems and strict printing usage policies are enacted from above, individual employees are the only... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Convert Bulky Employment Manuals to PDF

I suggest you eliminate large manuals that could be more easily, and cheaply, sent as PDFs than printed. One of the most egregious wastes of paper – and money – is the continued printing, despite the now-widespread use of PDFs, of pre-employment manuals; pre-appointment manuals; and office operations manuals, which are rendered more wasteful since they are constantly changing. A simple, easy, cost-cutting solution would... more »

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