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Less Paper Campaign

In the 2014-2015 school year, the UGDSB launched a Less Paper Campaign to reduce our paper consumption.

North Americans consume more paper per capita than almost anyone else on earth. We need to change our habits and conserve our forests, as they are the lungs of our planet and the protectors of enormous biodiversity. Some reports show that paper production is the third most energy-intensive of all manufacturing industries, and is also the fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Every ton of recycled paper saves about 17 trees.

We need to do our part to make a difference and demonstrate environmental stewardship and slow down climate change.

Every school and both board offices are looking at their current paper consumption habits and are encouraged to set a paper reduction target. We are all committed to finding new ways to change our practice in order to reduce our dependence on paper.

What should we do to reduce our paper consumption?

Schools are encouraged to use the helpful resources available on UGshare to launch the Less Paper Campaign and inspire staff and students and the entire school community to make a difference. View the Less Paper Campaign Poster and PowerPoint Presentation.