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Anaheim U Pursues Paperless Goal

In pursuit of its goal to become paperless in 2010, California's Anaheim University said it is working with publishers to convert its textbooks into e-books to enable students to download and store their class materials on the Sony Electronic Book Reader or the Amazon Kindle.

"We hope to set an example for our Online Green MBA and Sustainable Management Diploma and Certificate students to follow so that they can have a similar impact on the environment at their places of work," said university spokesman David Bracey. "It is not our goal to be the first paperless university. It is our goal to be one of many paperless universities and we hope by setting an example, many universities around the world will join us in becoming sustainable and socially responsible institutions that put people and planet before profit."

Anaheim U reported that many of its processes are already digital.

President William Hartley signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment in February 2009. By signing the document, Anaheim University has promised to set a target date and interim milestones over the next two years for becoming climate neutral.

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