Minuteman Press company in Lakewood converts the paper footprint of its clients
into the planting of trees in a seamless process that offsets their paper
consumption, and the company does it at no extra cost for their customers.
inventive initiative is just one of this year’s winners of Lakewood’s
Sustainability Awards, which have recognized residents, community members and
organizations helping to create a more sustainability city for 12 years.
owner of Minuteman Press, Michael Inzitari, launched the PrintReleaf platform in
April 2018, and it enables customers such as Jeffco Public School to
effortlessly have trees planted throughout world that are the equivalent of the
paper consumed for the printing job. Since its inception, the company has had
151 trees planted, offsetting more than 1.25 million standard pages of paper.
winners include the Recycling in Green Mountain Schools project, the Fleischer
Family Farm, the Mountair Park Community Farm, Dunstan Middle School
kid-friendly version of Lakewood’s Sustainability Plan, Green Mountain
Homeschoolers park pickup project, and Lakewood High School’s Environmental
Club. Awards were also made to Lakewood employees for eco-friendly city
initiatives. Details of all the winning projects are available at
Council will honor the winners on May 13 at the Civic Center, 480 S. Allison
Parkway. A reception from 6 to 7 p.m. will be followed by the awards ceremony
during the City Council meeting beginning at 7 p.m.
Posted on: Wednesday, May 01, 2019