“Save a Tree for ME!”
In 2017 Oakton users printed more than 2.7 million pages.That’s equivalent to cutting down 325 trees or a forest the size of 6.5football fields!
To reduce paper waste in computer labs, print jobs are now sent to a release station before printing. Since the start of Fall semester, these stations have already reduced over 36,086 sheets from being printed (the equivalent of 4.33trees!).
Coming next semester,Spring 2019: To conserve resources, and reduce wasteful printing, Oakton will provide each student with$20 a semester in their print account (equivalent to 400 black and white sheets). Based on our data, this means that over 90% of students will still print for free on campus! If students wish to print more, they can add funds to their account at $.05/black and white sheet. Color and specialty printing will be priced at a higher rate.
Since this effort will involve a period of adjustment, the IT Department and Sustainability Center are requesting your input. If you have any questions or suggestions please join us at one of these information forums:
Des Plaines Campus: December 5, 10:30-11:30am in Room 1606
Skokie Campus: December 6, 10:30-11:30am in Room P103
Or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your help in supporting our green initiatives!