BOULDER, CO — The University of Colorado''s
Arts and Sciences Student Government recently announced a plan to cut its paper usage by 90 percent, saving approximately 1,800 pieces of paper every semester, according to the Colorado Daily.
The Arts and Sciences Student Government
will provide its 10 members with electronic copies of necessary documents, instead of making a minimum of 15 copies for every meeting: Important meeting information will be sent to members and cost centers via e-mail, allowing members to print pages only as needed, the article stated.
"The paper reduction serves the sustainability portion of our objectives by mitigating the Arts and Sciences Student Government''s negative impact on the environment while simultaneously keeping college affordable by cutting the costs associated with paper supply purchases," said CU Student Government President Will Taylor.
As paper reduction and sustainability in general continue to take over the CU campus, Jack DeBell, development director of recycling at the Environmental Center
, said the paper reduction could encourage other departments to follow suit.