Easy steps to a greener office: UWS Green Office Program Reduce paper consumption by: Reduce waste by: Below are some easy steps you can take to help make your office • Ensuring your print settings are • Use the new mini desk bin waste more environmentally friendly. set to double-sided. This could system. The mini desk bin sits effectively halve your paper on your desk and replaces the Conserve energy by: consumption. By printing on both outdated under the desk bin. You • Adjusting your computer’s power sides you avoid the unnecessary are now responsible for your own management settings. A CRT consumption of raw resources. It’s waste and are asked to empty this computer and monitor left on for as simple as using both sides of a every day. a year will generate the same sheet of paper. • Avoiding unnecessary packaging. amount of carbon dioxide as a car Use your own coffee mug and re- travelling from Sydney to Perth. • Turning over an old leaf - use use items instead of throwing them scrap paper for notes. If you do • Turning all office equipment off away. have to print single-sided, save that at the end of the day including paper for note paper. You’ve used Recycle by: your monitor! Log off from your one side so please use the other • Recycling all paper—place computer. before you put it in your paper all used paper that’s no longer • Flicking the switch—turn your recycling bin! required in your paper recycling light off if you’ll be out of your office • Using the TRIM electronic bin. for more than 30 minutes. filing system instead of printing • Getting green in the kitchen and • Turning your office light off before documents and filing them in placing all plastic bottles, tins, you leave for home. If you’re the hardcopy format. aluminium cans, milk and juice last person to leave a common Visit the Green Office Program cartons in the co-mingled recycling work area, please turn the lights off website for more info bin in your lunch room/common for that area on your way out. By area. eliminating unnecessary lighting, Conserving energy with power Reducing paper and ink you will also reduce heat, reducing management settings consumption the cost of air-conditioning. Minimising the amount of energy your To adjust your print settings to double sided computer uses is as simple as adjusting the printing, click on Start > Control Panel > power management settings—click on Start > Printers and Faxes. Select your default printer Control Panel > Power Options and change the and click in “Select printing preferences” settings to: in the Printing Tasks menu on the left. The Printing Preference box will open. On the • Turn off the monitor after 5-15 minutes setup tab, set “Duplex” to “Open to Left” and set “Colour/black and White” to "Black and • Turn off the hard disks after 20 minutes White" then click “Apply”. • Standby after 30 minutes If you need to print a document in colour or • Hibernate after 4 hours single-sided, you can select those settings Then click “Apply”. To wake up your computer when you print that document. after being away from your desk, just move your mouse or hit the power switch.