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When We Print the Bulletin, We Plant Trees

Colorado-based PrintReleaf tracks paper use all the way from a mill order to a vendor’s supply chain to print production, giving users an accurate count of exactly how much paper they have used for a print project. The company then replants trees in developing countries proportionate to paper use. CC Communications joined the PrintReleaf program five years ago to help offset paper used in printing the college’s alumni magazine the Bulletin. So far, CC has printed 22,943,500 pages and has helped a program in Brazil replant 2,753 trees through PrintReleaf’s partnership with WeForest. WeForest is working to reforest clearcut areas of the Atlantic Forest in Sao Paolo, which is among the world’s top five biodiversity hotspots. The organization also provides employment to local citizens, most of whom are women learning about forest sustainability and stewardship. This year, CC’s use of PrintReleaf, which costs about $250 for each full print run of the Bulletin, also supports Trees, Water and People, an organization working with the Oglala Lakota Tribe in South Dakota to help replant areas of pine forest that have been mismanaged or are in fire-degraded zones.