Consider the environment before printing this email

When to Print?

We all see notices at the bottom of emails these days that say, “ Consider the environment before printing this email.”

What does that mean? Some emails have a very short and transient life- to confirm an appointment, to answer a quick question, to forward a link. We don’t need to confirm those on paper. And while electronic communications seem environmentally conservative, don’t’ forget the energy needed to power the computers.

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