University of Missouri

48-43: A Resolution to Move MSA Senate to 100% Recycled Paper with no Increase in Student Fee Funding

WHEREAS, On November 10, 2008, the University Bookstore was contacted about the possibility of contributing to an MSA Senate initiative to adopt electronic readers for use in Senate meetings to save copying expenses and improve environmental sustainability, and
WHEREAS, Concerns were expressed regarding the per-document charge to upload files to the Amazon Kindle, the lack of wireless accessibility on the Sony Reader, and the $600 per device cost of the iLiad reader, and
WHEREAS, As a substitute to electronic readers, Sustain Mizzou Student Advisor Ben Datema noted the environmental benefits of 100% recycled paper, and
WHEREAS, MU Printing Services currently offers 8-1/2 X 11 white bond 100% recycled paper at a cost of 4.5 cents per copy in addition to 30% post-consumer waste bond paper at 3.5 cents per copy, and
WHEREAS, MSA Senate spent $1467.33 from its Copies line item in FY05, $1633.15 in FY06, $1909.20 in FY07, and $2691.39 in FY08, and
WHEREAS, In FY08 this is equivalent to 76,897 copies at 3.5 cents per copy, and
WHEREAS, A 1.0 cent increase in cost per copy would have required an additional $768.97 in FY08 , and
WHEREAS, The University Bookstore has agreed to contribute $1,000 through the end of Fiscal Year 2010 to cover the cost of moving MSA Senate to 100% recycled paper from January 2009 to June 2010.
WHEREAS, With a modest decrease in total copies provided to each Senator, primarily through a reduction in replacement copies provided for a Full Senate meeting on the day following a Committee meeting, this contribution will cover a move to 100% recycled paper with no increase in student fees.
THEREFORE, Be it resolved that the University Bookstore will provide MSA Senate with $1,000 to offset the cost of moving to 100% recycled paper through the end of Fiscal Year 2010, and
THEREFORE, Be it further resolved that as of January 1, 2009, MSA Senate will use exclusively 100% recycled paper, and
THEREFORE, Be it further resolved that as of July 1, 2010, MSA Senate will cover the full cost of 100% recycled paper or other sustainable alternatives for distributing legislation.

Respectfully submitted,

Jonathan Mays        Josh Travis
MSA Senate Speaker    Operations Vice Chair

Patrick Margherio
Sustain Mizzou President