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Tip of the week #1: Eco Font

by Nadya Zhexembayeva on 5th October, 2010 at 3:24 PM CEST

And so my dears, the time has come: The Tip of the Week (TOW!) is finally here. Phew, it tooks us some months. But hopefully this new weekly Challenge:Future 'service' will be useful, inspiring, and practical.

Now, what is TOW?

A TOW is a little piece of practical wisdom - a suggestion for a simple change you can implement to make today and tomorrow just a little bit better - smarter, funner, greener. We hope that this small collection of tips will grow into a mighty movement - just as a thin rope can tow a whole boat, Challenge:Future TOW is here to pull us closer towards a future that works for all.

The Eco Font

Enough with introductions, now to this very first, innaugural Tip of the Week... drums, please....well, it is no surprise. At the Challenge:Future Summit 2010 (where I also happened to make the promise to start TOWing), I mentioned this little thing we can all use that makes a difference. So, today we are proudly introducing the Eco Font!
EcoFont is a font (much like Times New Roman or Arial) that you can download and install on your computer for free. Behind the eco font is a very simple and elegant idea that helps us save up to 25% of ink when we print. The magic? Ecofont is designed with small, invisible to the eye holes in the letters. So, when you print your documents, school reports, lettters and more, you use less ink but enjoy the same benefits.

Now, imagine if millions of people around the world start using the Ecofont today? A small change, but many ripples. So, don't delay: download the font now, go through the easy installation process, and make it the default font on your computer. It will only take a few (instead of some)minutes....So, just future it!
Nadya (and Dan, the official TOW marshal, backing me up)

P.S. Big thanks to all who responded with ideas on how to name this new collective effort.



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Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

I was eagerly waiting for this sharing which now famous as "TIP OF THE WEEK"

I am in love with this initiative... Awesome sharing in 1st tip, thanks for sharing link.. Deadly needed in companies / organizations.. I will try my best to take this as much as I can

5th October, 2010 @ 6:02 PM CEST

Dan Croitoru

Dan Croitoru

Hey Jatin,

Indeed this initiative is much needed and I'm also falling in love with it so let's spread the word all over the World! With enthusiasm and perseverance we can reach everyone, I can feel it! Let's see how many people we can get to love Tip of the Week!

Anyone else loving Tip of the Week, practical info that can be implemented asap for a better sustainable future?

5th October, 2010 @ 7:56 PM CEST

Tanja Mozetic

Tanja Mozetic

loving it and using it! :)

6th October, 2010 @ 10:39 AM CEST

Jude Christoper  Roxas

Jude Christoper Roxas | Action team | CF Chapters

even the simplest of all things can really make a huge impact to the development of our community.

good job C:F !and i will use the font starting today =)

6th October, 2010 @ 10:49 AM CEST

Nadya Zhexembayeva (Management)

Nadya Zhexembayeva (Management)

Even more good info on the topic - all courtesy of Aik - a really helpful in-depth article on all things related to fonts, printing, etc... Bad news: many of our standard fonts (for example, Arial) are really not good... Good news: there is at least three excellent font options. So, read up, and send thanks to Aik: 4/printing-costs-does-font-cho ice-make-a-difference/

8th October, 2010 @ 10:06 PM CEST

Kayode Nubi

Kayode Nubi | Action team | CF Chapters


11th October, 2010 @ 8:51 PM CEST

Aik Heng Yap

Aik Heng Yap | Action team

yeah.. please take note that Ecofont Vera Sans is probably not the best option out there, considering that the extra width of the font means that it's likely that more paper will be used in the process..

for general purposes, i think times new roman is a pretty good compromise between space and ink usage though

16th October, 2010 @ 5:49 AM CEST

Dharmesh Bhadja

Dharmesh Bhadja | Action team

thanks nadya

28th October, 2010 @ 9:20 PM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

@Nadya: when they are gong to launch ECO SOFT.. Do you have any idea ?/? ? ??

@Aik: Hey.. they given link of VERA SANS only... from when we can download Times New Roman

30th October, 2010 @ 12:35 PM CEST

Kaushal Joshi

Kaushal Joshi | Action team

Well done Nadya…& Sorry for late reply…Name should be Excellent font instead of Eco (due to its value)

Dr. Kalam (Former president of India & Forever Youth Icon in India) used to say that “Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides Knowledge and Knowledge makes you Great…”

Thanks a lot for this Creative Sharing. Small tasks are always better than big Thoughts. Small tips can transform into the Life changing Experiences... Secret of Ocean indwell into the Drops. Keep it up !!!

11th November, 2010 @ 12:53 PM CEST

Harshit Kachchhi

Harshit Kachchhi

Wonderful....I used this font yesterday.

Just 2 suggestions to go more in being eco friendly...

1) we can set default printer setting as 2 sides in place of 1 side...It will save papers by default.

2) Toning of the printing should be kept low. This will save cartridge ink.

Eventually, both of these mixed up with ECO fonts will save much more trees. Really, it makes sense in GO GREEN initiative.

12th November, 2010 @ 4:27 AM CEST

Aik Heng Yap

Aik Heng Yap | Action team

@Jatin What I actually meant was to just use normal TNR font actually.

7th December, 2010 @ 12:53 PM CEST

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