In what is surely one of the more creative ways to save money, the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay has chosen to change its e-mail type font. According to an Associated Press article about the matter:
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has switched the default font on its e-mail system from Arial to Century Gothic. It says that while the change sounds minor, it will save money on ink when students print e-mails in the new font.
In theory this could save the college big money. Printer ink costs about $10,000 a gallon.
The type font with the least ecological and economic impact, incidentally, appears to be Arial Narrow, though that one is pretty hard to read.