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Colgate paperboys grow green business

By Sheila Reagan on October 26, 2012

Article written by Daniel Devries.

Lumberjacks beware.

Thanks to the entrepreneurial efforts of two seniors, Ryan Smith ’13 and Brendan Karson ’13, printer paper at Case Library, along with more than two dozen other departments on campus, is no longer a product of trees or recycled paper. It is composed of recovered sugarcane fiber which would have otherwise ended up in landfills.


EcoCampus LLC is a 2011 Thought Into Action (TIA) project of Smith and Karson. The green office supply company delivers sustainable office products to campus, and in most cases, the day after they are ordered online at thegreenoffice.com.

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