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