PrintGreen

Starting in 2007, the PrintGreen Initiative encouraged the conservation of paper at Rutgers. 

Thanks to the PrintGreen Print Conservation program, as well as the concerted efforts of our patrons to conserve paper, we are making great strides to help Rutgers cut down on the waste generated by unnecessary printing.

The following chart shows how much the PrintGreen program saved at Rutgers University–New Brunswick during its first ten years (July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2017).

The Computer Labs at Rutgers–New Brunswick have saved about 150 million sheets of paper during the first ten years of the PrintGreen Conservation program (starting in the summer of 2007). 

Before Print Management:
July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007 : 31,255,000 sheets printed

After Print Management:
July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008 : 17,162,924 sheets printed
July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009 : 14,802,315 sheets printed
July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010 : 15,950,562 sheets printed
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 : 16,694,257 sheets printed
July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 : 16,933,525 sheets printed
July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 : 16,877,133 sheets printed
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 : 16,856,526 sheets printed
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 : 16,048,494 sheets printed
July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016 : 16,086,775 sheets printed
July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 : 15,874,551 sheets printed

This savings is equivalent to about: 

  • 48% less paper, or 
  • 29,853 boxes of paper, or 
  • 12,538 trees (over 7 acres)