I try to report on concrete positive results for the Margins campaign whenever possible. This in recently from Nick Cassidy, who heard the NPR story and brought the idea to his office at the State Architect’s Office in Ohio. He was recognized as "Employee of the Month" for the improvement. This quote is from the inner office communication that lauded his efforts:
"Another item, which was inspired by our own Nick Cassidy's initiative to narrow the margins of our paper documents, along with a few other efficiency strategies, has allowed us to reduce the number of pages in the consolidated document from 382 pages to 340, even with the addition of 7 pages in the Version Control Document. That's a whopping 12 percent less paper, impressions, energy, landfill space, printing time, etc."
I have no idea what the Version Control Document IS, but I'm all for the 12% cut in waste! According to Cassidy, there are a lot of forms used at State (gee, a government office that generates a lot of paperwork? What a surprise!), so this kind of change has the potential to have a sizeable impact.