In a move to highlight its commitment to reducing paper waste, print management specialist Equitrac has partnered with the National Arbor Day Foundation to promote more tree-planting. The company says it will donate a native tree for planting through the foundation for every university administrator or IT professional who views a brief presentation about Equitrac Express, Equitrac’s higher education print-tracking and cost recovery solution.
Equitrac to Donate Native Tree to Help the Environment for Every College Administrator Who Views ‘End Print Waste’ Presentation and Registers at www.endprintwaste.com
PLANTATION, FL – Equitrac Corporation, the world’s most trusted name in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions, today announced it has teamed with The National Arbor Day Foundation to promote the nationwide planting of trees to demonstrate Equitrac’s ongoing commitment to the environment and highlight the paper waste reduction benefits of the company’s print tracking and management software.
As part of a unique program to help educational institutions reduce wasteful and unnecessary printing, Equitrac will donate a native tree for planting through The National Arbor Day Foundation for every college or university administrator or IT professional who views a brief presentation about Equitrac Express, Equitrac’s higher education print-tracking and cost recovery solution and registers online at www.endprintwaste.com through April 1, 2006.
By visiting www.endprintwaste.com, higher education IT administrators will learn how Equitrac Express enables them to eliminate wasteful unclaimed printing as one way to reduce the voluminous printing of courseware, papers and research material found on the web. By making users accountable for every page and assuring they print only the pages they actually need, Equitrac Express enables administrators not only to save paper, but to cut overall document production costs, thereby freeing up dollars for their schools’ academic programs.
“At Equitrac, we believe it’s important to promote tree planting as a means of improving air quality and conserving water and soil resources and that’s why we’re pleased to be partnering with The National Arbor Day Foundation,” said Michael Rich, CEO, Equitrac Corporation. “It’s amazing what happens when you make people aware of how much printing they produce. Every day, in thousands of schools and campuses worldwide, Equitrac’s industry-leading print tracking and cost recovery software helps conserve resources while keeping printing costs in check.”
Equitrac’s higher education print tracking and cost recovery solution works with printers, copiers and multi-function devices from all leading manufacturers. Equitrac supports multiple payment options – including cash, stored-value cards, campus cards or PIN-accessed printing accounts – so that IT departments can provide convenient copying and printing to all their constituents: students, faculty, staff and guests. With student print quotas easily managed and faculty output accurately allocated to departmental budgets or grants, print volumes can be reduced and printing costs recovered.
The Equitrac solution has already helped to reduce waste, increase accountability and control costs at environmentally aware and cost-conscious schools and districts around the world, and can help support similar government initiatives:
–At a major western U.S. university, in one computer lab, in just one semester, an Equitrac solution reduced paper consumption over 80 percent – from 350,000 sheets to just 68,000 sheets.
–At the College of New Jersey – where one student once generated 23,000 free prints in a single weekend – an Equitrac solution helped to increase print cost recovery and cut overall print production in half.
–Equitrac’s solutions are ideally suited to support an Environmental Protection Agency initiative, People, Prosperity and the Planet. The “P3” program provides $410,000 to 41 student teams to research and develop designs that sustain and protect natural systems.
By teaming with The National Arbor Day Foundation, Equitrac supports the nonprofit educational organization’s vision of a world where trees and forests are abundant, healthy, and sustainable, and highly valued by all people. Through mass-media communications, by providing low-cost trees for planting, and by producing high-quality, easy-to-use educational materials, The National Arbor Day Foundation works to make tree planting and care something in which nearly everyone can be involved and creates mechanisms through which the average individual can directly support positive tree conservation and education projects.
School administrators who wish to learn more about Equitrac Express and help the environment at the same time can visit www.endprintwaste.com and register to have Equitrac donate a native tree to The National Arbor Day Foundation.
About The National Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, The National Arbor Day Foundation is a non-profit organization established to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. The Foundation’s national membership has grown to nearly one million members, with more than eight million trees distributed to its members annually. The Foundation has worked with the USDA Forest Service since 1990, planting nearly four million trees in National Forests that have been damaged by fire, insects or other natural causes. Visit www.arborday.org for more information.
Equitrac Corporation is the recognized leader and most trusted name worldwide in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions. Backed by an unmatched R&D program and the largest team of cost-recovery experts in the world, Equitrac enjoys preferred technology partnerships with the world’s leading providers of hardware and software solutions for the office environment. From the Fortune Global 100 to college campuses, within the AMLAW 200 and in municipalities across the globe, Equitrac solutions are at work helping organizations recover costs, reduce waste, increase returns and maximize efficiency in printers, copiers and multifunction devices. For more information visit www.equitrac.com.