One of the things I'm learning on my grassroots adventure is the importance of numbers and statistics. They're slippery little fellas! You need numbers - irrefutable numbers - to convince companies it's fiscally worth it to change corporate policy. And a lot of research has been done on the impact of the paper industry on the environment and on how using recycled paper will save trees, cut down on emissions, etc. However, these number are scattered across the cyber-universe in a rather unscientific manner, so trying to put them together in a comprehensive document that can stand up to scrutiny has been challenging. If anyone knows a statistician with some spare time on his/her hands, please send me their contact e-mail address!
What HAS been encouraging are the emails I've been receiving with suggestions and requests for more info to spread the Margins idea around. I'm almost done with a sample letter that one can use to bring to their company supervisor or IT Department, and hope to have it posted within the next week...just trying to get the numbers to make sense (did I mention I'm having horrible flashbacks to my high school calculus class?).