Sustainability Council Support
The Campus Sustainability Council enthusiastically supports the managed print program at Colorado College. We share this statement with our campus colleagues and friends as we continue to nurture of sense of place and an ethic of environmental sustainability.
Colorado College aspires to be a model for campus and community sustainability. There are many ongoing efforts at CC designed to help us reach our goal of carbon neutrality by 2020. The biggest factor in our carbon footprint is electricity, and printers use a lot of it (even when they are just plugged in and not being actively used). So far, energy savings estimates for buildings which have switched to managed print are very encouraging and will go a long way toward helping us reduce electricity and reach the carbon neutrality goal.
We realize that giving up a printer in or very near your office is inconvenient. In general you may have to go a bit further to pick up a print job in the new system, but we strongly encourage you to take a deep breath and give the new system a try! If we all come together and change our behavior just a bit around printing, we can make a large impact on environmental sustainability at Colorado College.
We appreciate your willingness to try the new system and help the college reach our sustainability goals!
~ The Colorado College Campus Sustainability Council, 2012-13
Co-chairs: Bruce Coriell and George Eckhardt
Sustainability Coordinator: Emily Wright