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Blue & Yellow Goes Greener With PaperCut

CNM will take another historic step forward in its continuing sustainability efforts with the implementation of PaperCut in the 2011 fall term.

Sep 01, 2016

August 2011

CNM will take another historic step forward in its continuing sustainability efforts with the implementation of PaperCut in the 2011 fall term.

The PaperCut software program will limit the number of free pages a student can print on a CNM printer to 150 pages per term, which is expected to significantly reduce the amount of wasteful printing of paper across the college.

The PaperCut software was installed on CNM computers a year ago to monitor printing trends and record printing habits among students. The data showed that 150 pages per term was enough to cover the printing habits of most CNM students.

Printing allowances at peer institutions of CNM ranged from charging students for every page printed to a maximum allowance of 200 printed pages.

Students who need to use CNM printers to print more than their 150-page allotment can purchase electronic credits at a cost of 5 cents per page at the Cashier's Offices at Main Campus or Montoya Campus, or at self-serve kiosks at the following locations:

  • Advanced Technology Center
  • Montoya Campus, K Building, Room 105
  • Main Campus, Student Resource Center, Room 203; Smith Brasher Hall, Room 212; E Building, Room 101; Max Salazar Hall, Room 111
  • Westside Campus, Michael J. Glennon Building, Room 109
  • South Valley Campus, room 27
  • Rio Rancho Campus, Room 112
  • Workforce Training Center, Room 115

After the print-limit policy has been in existence for five years, it is expected to save 425 trees and the amount of energy it would take to run a 60-watt light bulb for 755 years.

For more information, visit www.cnm.edu/papercut.