After I observed their handwriting for some time, I also noticed how much paper my friends and I waste by leaving notes for each other all the time. That is why I decided that for this week, for my compact challenge, I would leave notes for them on a white board instead of wasting all this paper. If I can’t leave a note on a whiteboard, then I’ll try and use scrap paper that we save from old classes, poor printing quality paper that we couldn’t use anymore, or just random pieces of paper I find. I realize that if I can do these simple little things, then less trees will be wasted from all of my note-leaving-friends and I. In an article titled, "7 Ways You Can Easily Save Paper and Avoid Killing the Environment," author, Mustafa, discusses different ways that you can save paper. All of these are very simple things including: buying recycled paper, check your work so that you don’t print unnecessary copies, and even just using both sides of the paper when printing things. If you want to learn more about ways to save paper, you can find them here!! I felt that all of these things were pretty simple and that therefore, I was going to try and do my best to save paper. Whether it’s leaving notes to my friends on whiteboards, or scrap paper, or even just using double-sided printing, I hope that slowly I can stop wasting as much paper as I do now. Also, hopefully other people will start doing the same as well, so that our environment can be healthier.
Article 1: Kinsella, Sharon. "Cuties in Japan." Class Reader.
Article 2: Mustafa. "7 Ways You Can Easily Save Paper and Avoid Killing the Environment" October 15, 2007. http://www.designvitality.com/blog/2007/10/save-paper-and-trees-blog-action-day/
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