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RISO Brings Its Tree Planting Efforts to the Sunshine State11/13/2008
RISO’s Tampa-Orlando-Ft. Meyers branch partners with Tampa’s Mayor’s Beautification Program and the Parks and Recreation Department to plant a tree at Al Lopez Park
DANVERS, Mass. & TAMPA, Fla. -- RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that the company’s Tampa-Orlando-Ft. Meyers branch, in conjunction with Tampa’s Mayor’s Beautification Program and the Parks and Recreation Department, planted a tree in Al Lopez Park. As part of the tree planting ceremony, Thom Snelling, Tampa’s first Green Officer, dedicated the large tree that was secured from a local nursery.
“Through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, we are honored to make a positive impact on the communities that we serve,” said Ted Funsch, Tampa-Orlando-Ft. Meyers Branch Sales Manager for RISO, Inc. “We are pleased to support today’s tree planting in conjunction with the Mayor’s Beautification Program and the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department.”
RISO, a provider of environmentally-friendly high speed color inkjet printers and duplicators, launched a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation earlier this year to help plant 100,000 trees. To further this effort with the Arbor Day Foundation, RISO recently implemented a tree planting campaign with the company’s branch offices across the United States. Today’s tree planting took place in Tampa’s Al Lopez Park, which is made up of approximately 132 acres of Florida wildlife and two ponds.
In addition to planting trees, RISO’s various printing products have a lower environmental impact than traditional printing technologies that in turn help customers conserve energy, reduce waste and use environmentally-friendly features such as soy-based inks. For example, RISO’s digital duplicators earned the ENERGY STAR rating for low energy use, requiring as little as two amps electrical current when producing copies, or less energy than three light bulbs. In a recent study comparing electricity consumption, RISO digital duplicators showed 95 percent cost savings over many traditional toner-based copiers or MFPs.
To request more information about RISO’s complete suite of digital printing solutions or RISO’s environmental programs, call 1-800-876-7476.
About RISO, Inc.
RISO, Inc., headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of RISO Kagaku Corporation, Japan's leading manufacturer and distributor of production printers, digital duplicators and supplies. RISO sells high-speed color and monochrome printing solutions throughout the Americas. RISO's high-speed color printers provide fast and affordable full color digital printing for everyday communications, at speeds of up to 120 pages per minute. Its line of digital duplicators includes one- and two-color systems that reliably produce millions of copies, are environmentally friendly, and are easy and inexpensive to use.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit, conservation and education organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org.
About the Mayor’s Beautification Program
The Mayor’s Beautification Program is an environmental non-profit organization that recruits nearly 4,000 volunteers each year to remove litter, debris and invasive plants from parks, streetscapes, neighborhoods and the shorelines of the Hillsborough River and greater Tampa Bay. Since 1989, Mayor’s Beautification Program volunteers have planted more than 68,000 trees throughout Tampa. For more information visit www.mbptree.org.