Environmental Protection & Preservation
FormRouter and Global Warming Initiatives Launch GreenPDF.com to Raise World Awareness
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 for GWI
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 speaker.
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