The good news is that the college’s print shop is reducing the number of impressions it makes. The bad news is that copiers across campus are producing increasing numbers of copies. Three million copies made in the last year. For those who indulge in such things, that’s about 520 miles of paper sheets or about 1200 sheets of paper for each full-time student. According to the formula developed by a graduate student at the University of Maine <www.conservatree.com/learn/EnviroIssues/TreeStats.shtml>, Centralia College uses about 360 trees, just for the standard white 20-lb. bond paper. Compared to the good old days, when few people cared about trees, that probably isn’t too bad.
Unless you’re a tree.