Resolution 3-14

Resolution regarding the “30-50-100 Plan”

WHEREAS, this plan seeks to increase the use of 30%, 50%, or 100% recycled paper across IU.

WHEREAS, through a consolidated process, recognition, and student support we hope offices across IU will use this initiative to better serve students.

WHEREAS, BOISE, a common paper brand at IUPUI, and customer reviews indicate that there is no functional difference between paper with recycled content in it versus X-9 paper.

WHEREAS, the ASPEN line from BOISE takes some of their proceeds to support PROJECT UP which looks to take brown spaces in urban communities and converts them to green spaces.

WHEREAS, climate change, deforestation, and the protection of endangered species are all global concerns that impact each and every one of us.

WHEREAS, the higher the recycled content in the paper we use will result in fewer trees that need to be cut down.

WHEREAS, a tree can produce about 80,500 sheets of paper, equal to 161 reams of paper. (

WHEREAS, AUSA will show the positive sustainable impact through collected data.

WHEREAS, there are two ways to be involved with this initiative, both of which have the same end result: reduce the amount of paper your office uses and increase the amount of recycled paper used.

WHEREAS, offices are also encouraged to implement a combination of the two.

Paper typeQuantityBoiseOffice Max
0% Recycled Paper10 reams/5,000 sheets190.15N/A
30% Recycled Paper10 reams/5,000 sheets201.12198.25
50% Recycled Paper10 reams/5,000 sheets202.65N/A
100% Recycled Paper10 reams/5,000 sheets213.31205.45

THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED, the AUSA supports the “30-50-100 Plan” as outlined above.

THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED, the AUSA supports the adoption of the “30-50-100 Plan” by UITS.

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