Posted Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Team Northwoods

Take the Earth Day Paper Pledge

Repeat after us. “I, __________, pledge to reduce my paper use in honor of Earth Day, April 22, 2012.”

Here at Northwoods, we have been living and breathing that pledge since 1999. We don’t mean to brag (well, maybe just a little), but our document management solution has yielded some pretty amazing results.

Over the past 13 years, our customers have stored over 1 billion one-sided pages as images instead of using paper. To put that into perspective, that is enough paper to circle the globe 7.1 times, cover 11,449 regulation size NFL football fields or fill a file drawer that is 64 miles long.

By helping our customers dramatically reduce their use of paper, Northwoods has helped save 121,882 trees, which clean CO2 from the atmosphere and help protect the Ozone Layer. We created the infographic below to help tell the story visually.

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Northwoods invites others to join our “Earth Day Paper Pledge” by visiting the Earth Day Network’s A Billion Acts of Green website and submitting a pledge. Everyone can reduce paper through simple acts like printing double-sided, printing directly on envelopes instead of using labels, recycling newspapers and magazines, or writing grocery lists on old envelopes.

Imagine if every American used one less piece of paper on Earth Day, we could save 313 million pieces of paper in one day alone.