Tufts is committed to an environmentally responsible approach in all its printing.
The Offices of Sustainability, Purchasing, and Publications have worked collaboratively to set guidelines and implement an ongoing program that assures the university adheres to high standards and works toward continuous improvement.
A number of initiatives are already in place:
All office copiers now have 2-sided copies as their default setting. This greatly reduces the more than 16 million copies produced by the university annually.
Purchasing buys recycled copy paper at the same price as paper produced without post consumer waste content.
Publications and Purchasing have found cost-effective recycled stocks for a range of print products from brochures to booklets.
All Tufts stationary and envelopes ordered through Staples and Printing Services are now 30% post consumer waste and carry the TuftsPrintsGreen word mark to raise awareness of Tufts efforts.
All university magazines are printed on recycled stock and carry our new TuftsPrintsGreen logo.
The Publications Department will help advise you on cost effective, environmentally sound paper stock options and other strategies for producing green print products.
Publications will consult with you on your next print piece to find the environmentally responsible solution that may save you money while saving the environment.
Help us raise awareness of Tufts’ commitment to the environment and show how you are contributing by carrying Tufts own logo on your next print piece. By choosing any three (3) of the following environmentally friendly components for your piece, you will earn TuftsPrintsGreen certification and the right to use the logo:
Paper is at least 30% post consumer waste content
Paper and printer have FSC certification
Uses of renewable energy
Uses vegetable-based inks
A recyclable product that encourages readers to “Please pass along or recycle this publication”