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Cut frivolous boards and councils

Do we really need ALL of these boards and councils? These are just a few of hundreds of boards and councils * Recreation and Conservation Funding Board * Salmon Recovery Funding Board * Forum on Monitoring Salmon Recovery and Watershed Health * Washington Biodiversity Council * Washington Invasive Species Council * Governor's Salmon Recovery Office * Habitat and Recreation Lands Coordinating ...more »

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Be smart about election booklets

Every election, a large booklet arrives in the mail. However, there's only about 50% voter turnout. Instead of expensive printing, expensive mailing, and creating more garbage, direct voters to a government website with the same information and produce a fraction of those physical booklets for distribution from official locations. For instance, instead of the booklet, I could receive a postcard for much less cost in ...more »

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Change your font.

The University of Wisconsin estimates it saves 30% of its ink costs after changing its default font. An efficient font uses less ink to print letters while often being unnoticed by the populace. This update could apply immediately for office printing and be rolled out over time as new preprinted forms are produced.

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/25/national/main6332801.shtml

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