San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based technologies for government transparency, efficiency, and citizen engagement, today announced the launch of a national Government Go Green Project to promote eco-friendly, paperless legislative workflows in government organizations across the country. Already, more than 70 government agencies have pledged their support and more than 1,500 trees have been planted to encourage environmental sustainability.
“We conducted a survey and discovered that government agencies collectively consume roughly 1,502,753,760 pages of paper and 112,002 trees on their legislative process per year. We wanted to do something to help government give back to the environment by planting trees and by showing them ways to reduce paper waste,” said Tom Spengler, Granicus CEO and Co-Founder. “For years Granicus has been focused on green government. Our solutions replace paper shuffling, printing, and filing to cultivate a truly eco-friendly environment for governments agendas, bills, reports, and other public record information. With Granicus, this information flows from the desktop, to the cloud, and to the iPad instead of creating waste. We’re excited to see such a positive response to our Go Green project.”
Whether you are a Granicus customer or not, the company encourages you to join the Government Go Green Project to promote environmental sustainability in government and your community. Visit http://www.granicus.com/gogreen to pledge your support. For every new government agency that joins, Granicus will donate a tree to the Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees initiative.
To date, more than 1,000 government agencies have cut paper usage by 80% - 100% with Granicus’ paperless, end-to-end legislative workflow solutions. One of the most popular ways Granicus customers are achieving this is by replacing printed agenda packets with iPads using iLegislate, an app that allows government officials to view agenda packet materials, take notes, and prepare for their upcoming meetings with greater ease, mobility, and in a completely paperless environment. The app also syncs automatically to other Granicus products, including the Legislative Management Suite and Government Transparency Suite, to ensure government staff has access to the latest meeting materials at their fingertips.
Granicus, Inc. is the award-winning cloud platform provider for government transparency, efficiency, and citizen participation. It offers the first cloud platform and product suites designed specifically to help government agencies establish meaningful connections with citizens while reducing operational costs. Granicus has been recognized the past four years for being one of the fastest growing company private companies in the U.S., San Francisco, and the Silicon Valley by Deloitte LLP, the San Francisco Business Times, and Inc. Magazine.