Small Steps to a Greener Union
Small Steps to a Greener Union is a report developed by The Environmental Workgroup, an Ad Hoc environmental workgroup made up of one Provincial Executive member, one Provincial Office staff member and five members from the field.
The Workgroup gathered information and discussed best practices for the environmentally friendly operation of OSSTF/FEESO. The information was used to develop the following report with recommendations including a checklist and resource materials for positive environmental practices.
The Workgroup recognized that each District and Bargaining Unit faces unique challenges and barriers when attempting to make their operations more environmentally friendly. The purpose of the report is to provide encouragement and support for future endeavours, not to suggest that there is a simple one-size-fits all template for everyone in the province.
The prints we make for our 'daily use' not only use paper, but also ink. But your ink cartridges (or toner) could last longer.
We have therefore developed a green font: the ecofont.
"After Dutch holey cheese, there now is a Dutch font with holes as well."
Appealing ideas are often simple: how much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? After extensive testing with all kinds of shapes, the best results were achieved using small circles. After lots of late hours (and coffee) this resulted in a green font that uses up to 20% less ink. Free to download, free to use.