ERIC Number: EJ862990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Weidenhammer, John P.
American School & University, v82 n1 p28-30 Sep 2009
Education institutions have become increasingly aware of ways to save energy, protect the environment and reduce their carbon footprint. Moreover, the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction, has witnessed a huge increase in the number of schools interested in going green. Lighting a classroom, shipping and creating products, fueling buses and photocopying paper all contribute to a school's carbon footprint. Many schools are committing to use technology to help them create a "paperless office." New administrative software can significantly reduce a school's carbon footprint. A paperless office is environmentally friendly, saves time and money, and improves day-to-day efficiency. This article discusses how an education institution can significantly reduce the amount of paper it uses and save resources through software innovations.
Descriptors: Paper (Material), Computer Uses in Education, Computer Software, Office Management, School Administration
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