Paper Savings Would Circle the Globe 7.1 Times


Earth Day Inforgraphic

DUBLIN, OH—April 19, 2012—In honor of Earth Day April 22, Northwoods celebrates its customers for collectively saving 121,882 trees over the past 13 years. Human services agencies using Compass® software have stored over 1 billion sheets of paper as images instead of using paper. That is enough paper to circle the globe 7.1 times, cover 11,449 football fields or fill a file drawer that is 64 miles long.

“The Northwoods team is committed to helping human services agencies go green and reduce their reliance on paper,” said Gary Heinze, Northwoods president & CEO.

Northwoods this week asked its customers and other businesses to take the  “Earth Day Paper Pledge” to reduce paper use by visiting the Earth Day Network’s A Billion Acts of Green website and submitting a pledge.

The Compass® software suite allows workers to scan documents into a document management system and complete electronic forms so case files are stored electronically. Because Northwoods helps customers maintain paperless electronic files, agencies using Compass® software also reduce their use of electronic equipment like printers, copiers, and toner, sparing landfills additional debris once the equipment is no longer is use.

About Northwoods

Northwoods is a privately-held software developer and service provider helping state and county human services agencies improve client satisfaction, reduce costs, and increase productivity with our Compass® software suite. Over 100 agencies in 11 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands use Compass® software every day. Founded in 1999, Northwoods is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. For more information, visit or follow Northwoods on Twitter @teamnorthwoods.


Tiffany Himmelreich