Many news website surfers have seen the all-too-familiar Printer Friendly buttons offered to convert the mess of formatted text, navigation bars and advertisements into something more easily rendered onto paper pages for individual consumption.
While countless sites offer the environmentally-friendly buttons, the top winner of the First Annual Green Website Footprint Award was a unanimous tie between all webmasters who use their skills to transparently make their pages go hardcopy without advertisements, screen-specific formatting, or other irrelevant minutia unfriendly to Mother Nature using the tools currently provided by most browsers.
Second place winners include all websites that don't require electricity-intensive page downloads for individual clicks within the site.
Other prizes were awarded for originality of ink reduction presentation as well as sites that offered preprinted material for sale in lieu of printing from the screen, especially those offering their product on hemp-bound papyrus.
One thousand Lip Service booby prizes were handed out to popular websites that take no steps to be Green.
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