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Tips to reduce printing costs

We came across a blog article we thought could save you some money. Instead of recreating the wheel and developing a post ourselves, here’s the link: READ THE POST

Green UH Commuter Fair

Next week is the University of Houston’s Green Commuter Fair. Even if you’re not the green-type, or an Ebenezer Scrooge of green practices, you should still go. Why? Well if you are a full-time UH student, you can get discounted metro QCards. Who knows, there may even be a green seed in you body that could hatch at the event. For more information visit www.uh.edu/parking, or follow them on Twitter.

Are you E-reader ready?

E-readers are all the rage. Pretty soon, they’ll hit the coursepack format we supply to our academic audience (hint: we’re in the beta phase of testing our e-coursepack and it’ll be offered to professors and students soon). For now, here’s an interesting site worth checking out. Best-eReaders.com features reviews, ratings, product descriptions, and video demos for many of the e-readers on the market.

HCC: It’s a season to give thanks

Our client, Houston Community College, is grateful for the impact their alumni, donors, and friends have had throughout the last year. Like us, they can’t wait to share their bright future with all as they look ahead to the New Year.

Click here to watch their short holiday greeting from the HCC Foundation and the HCC Alumni Association.

It’s snowing in Houston!

We were blessed with a dusting of snow last week. Our favorite things about snow have always been making copiermen (copiers shaped like snowmen), building snow forts (a fluffy white model of each campus that we operate on), and printing large posters of our customers having snowball fights. Since snow occurences in Houston are few and far between, and many of us don’t get a chance to experience the fluffy white stuff often, we’ve brought snow to our blog. Enjoy it till Jan 4th! (That’s when the code expires)

Happy Holidays

Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season. May you have health, joy and prosperity in the New Year. We thank you for your business and for letting us be part of your success.

All the best to you, your family, and your organization.

Sincerely,
Your University Copy Center Team

Go ahead, print away – but please recycle

We at UCC are always looking for ways to reduce the impact of our business on the environment. In the spirit of what will be happening at Copenhagen next week, here are a few interesting facts that will encourage all of us to recycle the paper we use.

  • To produce each week’s Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down.
  • Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees.
  • If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year!
  • If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year.
  • If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you’d get about 700 of them. A supermarket could use all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket goes through 60,500,000 paper bags! Imagine how many supermarkets there are in the U.S.!!!
  • The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year!
  • The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.
  • Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.
  • Americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year; about 680 pounds per person.
  • The average household throws away 13,000 separate pieces of paper each year. Most is packaging and junk mail.
  • In 1993, U.S. paper recovery saved more than 90,000,000 cubic yards of landfill space.
  • Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution!
  • The 17 trees saved (above) can absorb a total of 250 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year. Burning that same ton of paper would create 1500 pounds of carbon dioxide.
  • The construction costs of a paper mill designed to use waste paper is 50 to 80% less than the cost of a mill using new pulp.