Close Subscribe

Get the Weekly Recap!!

Get recaps, exclusive offers, stories and discounts. We’ll never share your email address and you can opt out at any time, we promise.

Quick Tips

Quick Tip – Cut That Excess

Need to cut some excess from your life?paper

While you may be familiar with Beth’s Paper Peeve and my co-workers apologize each time they print a doc… but no longer fear!  An easy gesture such as shrinking your margins (I recommend .5″ on all sides ) on computer printouts will save your printer (and co-workers)  pages.

Word 2007 even has an easy default:

  • Go to the “Page Layout” ribbon
  • Click the “Margins”  dropdown
  • Select “Narrow”.

You’ll be amazed at how much more info you can fit & trees you can save!  (One study by Change the Margins says if you change your margins to .75″ on all sides, you can reduce paper by 4.75% – saving 1.14 trees per ton of paper. If the whole US changed their margins, we’d save 6,156,000 trees every year just by a small change.)

Posted by Julie

Become a Supporter!

If you love what we do you can support our mission with a one-time or monthly contribution.
array(1) {
  object(WP_Term)#8711 (10) {
    string(5) "paper"
    string(5) "paper"
    string(8) "post_tag"
    string(0) ""
    string(3) "raw"
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
Green Philly

In These
Great Spots: