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April 17, 2010 / Wendy Joan

Font for Thought

With Earth Day right around the corner, alternative weeklies and national publications alike are churning out tips for making your life a little greener.

About a month ago, I started making my own all-purpose cleaner, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. This week’s Creative Loafing Sarasota has dedicated their cover story to all things green, including sustainable bedroom toys and eco-funerals.

But to me, the exciting part of becoming greener is changing one small thing at a time in your day-to-day life. You just don’t wake up one day and decide to become sustainable—it’s a progression—and the more you know about sustainability, the more you want to know about sustainability.

“Changing Font to Save Ink”—a gem of a two-minute 56 second radio piece that aired on NPR’s All Things Considered last week— reports that switching your font to Century Gothic when printing will save you 30 percent more ink than if you printed with the standard Arial setting. And to me, that seems like a pretty great place to start changing the world.

Listen to the full story here.

(Photo from The Official Earth Day 2010 Campaign.)

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  1. Pam B. / Apr 22 2010 8:35 am

    I participated in the first Earth Day – 40 yrs. ago! Dragging Pat and Cindy to assit, pulling a kids wagon down Lakeview Rd., clearing garbage – made it almost to Old Lake Shore Rd. My helpers wern’t keen on continuing and it was almost supper time, but we did fill several large bags.
    I did feel like we made a contribution!

  2. Pam B. / Apr 22 2010 1:25 pm

    just changed my form letter sot century gothic-

  3. Wendy Joan / Apr 23 2010 8:24 am

    Cool and even cooler mama!

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