Green Computing Thread, Stop Printing... in Technical; The most crazy thing I've seen a school admin do to helped reduce paper was to print out the "most ...
25th November 2010, 12:47 AM #16
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The most crazy thing I've seen a school admin do to helped reduce paper was to print out the "most polluting users" report (trees consumed by each user) from PaperCut and post it on the staff notice board for all to see. He did this in his first week on the job at a new school! I suspect he did not make too many friends but I'm sure the teachers on the top of the list reviewed their printing habits!
Another story I herd was a situation where a teacher printed a class set to the wrong printer. They went to the printer to collect, could not find it, then re-printed another set. About 5 or 6 attempts they finally worked out they were selecting the wrong printer. The school tech collected the huge pile off the other printer and had the balls dump it on the staff room table with a note: "Going cheap! 200 unwanted copies of Ms. Smith's year 9 class notes".
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Last edited by papercut; 25th November 2010 at 12:33 PM.
Reason: because i did not use preview :-)
25th November 2010, 10:02 AM #17
Can your software force duplex draft etc? Do you know of any reliable way to make the print button generate a print preview rather than print directly. I have seen third party software as well as the Epson driver which does this but the 3rd party software was buggy in the extreme.
25th November 2010, 10:34 AM #18
and peoples insistence on printing forms out to be filled in when sharepoint / infopath could keep it all digital
25th November 2010, 12:21 PM #19
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Last edited by papercut; 25th November 2010 at 11:23 PM.
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