Tips & Tricks
Often people think that sustainability and a limited budget do not go together. As a sustainable publishing company with a wide range of clients, GreenThesis proves that this does not have to be the case. To make a sustainable PhD thesis possible for everyone, I make a distinction between ‘Premium’, ‘Deluxe’ and ‘Deluxe Vegan’ PhD theses (Sustainable, Extra Sustainable and Vegan). Yet this is not the only way to save money on printing your sustainable thesis. How else? You can read that below.
For your PhD Thesis
Smaller edition & digital version
The easiest way to cut costs is to have fewer booklets printed. Of course, it is true for GreenThesis that printing more booklets means a higher turnover. But however you put it, this is not something I advise from a sustainability point of view. How many books by fellow PhD students do you have on your bookshelves that you never look at again? That, of course, is a shame. That is why I advise you to opt for a smaller edition. You can then supplement this with a digital version. For this you can host your sustainable dissertation on the GreenThesis website for free for one year. To make it even more fun, I offer the option to have QR cards printed with a QR code or link to your thesis. This way you immediately have a nice invitation!
Taxes: making life MORE fun!
Did you know that you can deduct the costs you make for your thesis from your taxes? This quickly saves 30% to 40% of the net amount. This also applies to the money you spend on reception after your defence.
Most departments have a budget for printing your thesis. But did you know that many professors with a heart for sustainability are also open to increasing this budget if you have your thesis printed sustainably? It’s worth a question at the very least!
Doing the layout yourself
I believe that sustainable design and printing should become the new standard. That is why I do everything I can to make this possible for you. For example, I offer you a free Word template for the layout of your thesis. This way you can easily create a sleek and minimalist layout yourself without having to spend capital. If you still need help, I will provide it at a reasonable rate.