Today’s focus was on reducing and reusing paper. I feel our class already does a really fantastic job of using both sides of the paper, using our Learning Journals for all of our visual thinking, and using scraps for projects and voting slips. On the unlikely occasions we use additional paper,  I became curious about the paper that goes into our printers.

Go to this website to find out what the Natural Resources Defense Council of the U.S. thinks about using paper in schools. Check out the source of all of our copy paper at school: Double A Paper. Skip the intro and click the Sustainability tab and explore. Is this company mindful of their impact on the Earth? What do they do to minimize their negative impact?

Where do you think our recycled paper goes? What are the problems that making paper causes? Is there anything that you can do to improve the ways that you use paper at school and at home?