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RISO Expands It's Tree Planting Efforts to the Washington, D.C. Area

RISO, Inc, a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that it has successfully expanded the company's tree planting initiative through an event organized by its Washington DC branch in partnership with Fairfax ReLeaf, Inc and Level 3 Communications. As part of the Nov. 7 all-day tree planting event, representatives from RISO's Washington, D.C. branch and Fairfax ReLeaf were joined by over 40 employees from Level 3 Communications to plant 1,800 trees across four acres at the Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon, Va.

"RISO has a long standing commitment to the environment as evidenced by our green printing technologies and our tree planting campaign, which was launched as part of our work with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees across the country and in the communities we serve," said Pat Pharr, D.C. Branch Sales Manager for RISO, Inc. "We are very pleased to partner with leading organizations such as Fairfax ReLeaf and Level 3 Communications to bring this tree planting effort to the Washington, D.C. area."

RISO, a provider of environmentally-friendly high speed color inkjet printers and duplicators, launched a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation earlier this year to help plant 100,000 trees. In addition to the effort with the Arbor Day Foundation, RISO recently implemented a tree planting campaign with the company's branch offices across the United States.

"Our goal is to restore large numbers of native trees on public and commons land where funding for landscaping is lacking," said Taylor Beach, Executive Director of Fairfax ReLeaf. "To help meet this goal, we are extremely grateful for the generous tree donations from RISO and the volunteer efforts by Level 3 Communications."

In addition to planting trees, RISO's various printing products have a lower environmental impact than traditional printing technologies that in turn help customers conserve energy, reduce waste and use environmentally-friendly features such as soy-based inks. For example, RISO's digital duplicators earned the ENERGY STAR rating for low energy use, requiring as little as two amps electrical current when producing copies, or less energy than three light bulbs. In a recent study comparing electricity consumption, RISO digital duplicators showed 95 percent cost savings over many traditional toner-based copiers or MFPs.

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