Sustainable Princeton

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sub_logoEver wonder what you can do to make a difference? Everyone knows what recycling is today but how about “greenscaping” , “zero waste” or what the phrase “carbon footprint” really means?

Check out the Sustainable Princeton website where you will find links to energy calculators, info on just how simple it is to start a compost pile (and why you should), and a list of 10 simple things you can do to ‘go green’. For instance, did you know that keeping your tires inflated properly can improve gas mileage by more than 3%. Every gallon of gasoline saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

One of the coolest things I learned on their site is about Ecofont: a new, free font that actually uses 20% less ink than traditional fonts. The font design features tiny circles (or holes as described by the designer) placed within the characters to reduce the total ink/toner laid upon the paper. Ecofont is compatible with all computer operating systems and works best in OpenOffice, AppleWorks and MS Office 2007. Printing with a laser printer will give the best printing results, as will use of font size 9 or 10. It is ideal for printing rough drafts and internal documents. It can be downloaded at http://www.ecofont.eu

They even open themselves up for the “Green Challenge” where residents can suggest green initiatives they would like to see at work in their communities. Wouldn’t that make for a great dinnertime discussion with the kids tonight?

Go Green! Our planet thanks you. Love, PScoop

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