FormRouter and Global Warming
Initiatives Launch GreenPDF.com to Raise World Awareness
Knowledge workers can now do their part to save the environment
by adding the “Print Less” message to all PDFs
CARY, NC (May 8, 2007) – FormRouter, a pioneer in hosted
services for electronic forms, and Global Warming Initiatives
(GWI), a leading non-profit helping organizations to reduce
greenhouse gasses, announced today the launch of GreenPDF.com.
The website and awareness campaign are designed to educate
the public on the environmental impact of printing PDF documents.
The GreenPDF.com website allows anyone to upload a PDF and
have an environmental awareness notice injected into the document.
The goal is to encourage the 700 million users of PDF documents
not to print when viewing one of the 200 million PDFs on the
Web today. If each PDF user printed one less document it would
save 80,000 trees and 118,000 tons of carbon dioxide from
entering the atmosphere each year. “We truly believe
that knowledge workers want to make a difference in the environment,
they just need a little education and a daily reminder to
change behavior,” says James DeRosa, Director of Analysis
Trees are perhaps the most important natural resource; reducing
carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere by more than 100 billion
tons each year. The pulp and paper industry represents 10%
of all global greenhouse gas emissions and uses more water
than any other industry. It has been estimated that over 80%
of organizational documents are paper forms. According to
Jim Healy, Founder and CEO of FormRouter, “With the
PDF tools available today, paper forms can and should move
to an electronic format. This not only saves trees, but also
creates efficiency and saves money.”
On the GreenPDF.com website is a presentation created by
GWI that details the impacts of printing PDF documents and
what each one of us can do to become part of the solution.
GreenPDF.com will have a booth at the Adobe Acrobat and PDF
Conference 2007 from May 9-10, where Al Gore will be the keynote
To learn more visit www.greenpdf.com
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