“Imagine this design assignment: Design something that makes oxygen, sequesters carbon, fixes nitrogen, distills water, accrues solar energy as fuel, makes complex sugars and food, creates microclimates, changes colors with the seasons and self-replicates. Well, why don’t we knock that down and write on it?” William McDonough: Cradle to Cradle Design, TED2005
The Godfather of Green, William McDonough, gives us the problem with the world today – we are alright with using 10000 sheets of paper a year and destroying 980 trees along the way, when something as simple and easy as signing documents online can cut down on paper usage drastically, reducing the carbon footprint and ensuring fewer trees are cut down.
Consider this: over the years, SignEasy users have saved over 60 million sheets of paper. To put that into perspective, we used the paper footprint calculator from payitgreen.org and found out that this amounts to 979,871 trees saved. That’s 295.2 acres of forest preserved from deforestation and, in terms of the carbon footprint, 38000 equivalent tonnes of CO2 emissions prevented.
We have a GIF story right here that tells you what’s going on with our planet, and how something as simple, easy and cost-effective as signing documents online can make a huge difference to the earth. Take a look and start saving the planet!