November Green Tip: Think before you print

first_imgBefore you click “print” consider this: Harvard purchases more than 2,000 tons of paper every year. Add that up and you get a pile of paper 13,333 feet tall, just 1,000 feet shy of the tallest peak in the Rockies.  A University-wide reduction of 10% in paper consumption would save enough to power 62 homes for an entire year.November’s Green Tip of the Month from the Harvard Office for Sustainability (OFS) focuses on tips and tricks the Harvard community can use to reduce paper use, cut waste, and save money.In addition to setting printer defaults to print double-sided, OFS encourages offices at Harvard to benchmark paper usage and set a goal to reduce it by 10% by tracking the paper count option on office printers and copiers. By tracking usage and implementing strategies to print less, in just over one year the Alumni Affairs and Development team reduced their copy and printer paper usage by 26%.Other strategies to cut paper use and conserving resources include reducing margins, printing on recycled-content paper (one ream of 100% recycled paper saves about 5.4 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions and 21.3 gallons of waste water), and outfitting office printers with a “print double sided” decal.Offices and departments at Harvard can take part in the Green Office program to learn more waste reduction strategies and earn recognition for being green.last_img read more

Five Drug Trafficking Submarines Seized by Colombia Last Week

first_imgBy Dialogo June 05, 2009 BOGOTA, 04 June, 2009 (AFP)-On Thursday, the Colombian Navy reported that during the course of this week, Colombian authorities have confiscated five submarines used for drug trafficking. According to a press release, one of the last two vessels that were found was under construction. The vessels were discovered on Wednesday in an area of a stream located in the Sanquianga National Park on the Pacific Coast. A third vessel was found on Wednesday in this sector of Nariño department (in the Southwest) and the other two vessels were found in the Gulf of Urabá (in the Northwest), according to the report, which estimated the cost of each of the submersibles at 1.6 million dollars each. In operations conducted with the support of the Prosecutor’s Office and the Intelligence Service, 1,528 kilos of cocaine chlorhydrate, a speedboat, weapons, munitions and communication equipment were seized. The report indicated that “the approximate value of the material that was seized and destroyed amounts to $42 million (USD)”, and it points out that each vessel has the space capacity to transport between 8 to 10 tons of drugs. The report stated that “the drug trafficking organizations use these devices in order to transport large quantities of drugs from storage facilities located in Colombia, to the coasts of Central American countries. According to the Navy, the submersibles that have been found up to now-some 44 of them-are capable of traveling some 1,000 to 2,000 miles, which is equivalent to one to two week trips. According to the United Nations, Colombia produces some 600 tons of cocaine each year, which represents 60% of the worldwide supply.last_img read more

Fort St John RCMP look to return recovered items to rightful owners

first_imgOn November 12, RCMP received a report of a group of individuals wearing dark clothing standing around what appeared to be a pile of tires, in the area of 96 Street and 98A Avenue. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John RCMP are looking to return a couple of recovered stolen items to the rightful owners. For any of the listed stolen items, the RCMP say the owner must provide a description, colour, make, model, serial number or proof of purchase in order to have the items returned. If you have any information regarding these items, you are being asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Advertisementcenter_img Police attended the area and located five tires on rims but the individuals were gone.  All tires and rims are of the same brand. – Advertisement -Then on November 19, RCMP received information which led to the seizure of a stolen snowblower. last_img read more