Monthly Archives: April 2015

Happy #EarthDay from the #Paperless Classroom!

Earth Day 2015

It has been a long time since posting updates, but that’s not because the cool things we are doing have come to a halt… on the contrary, the year has been so great and productive that there simply isn’t much time to blog about it!

But, being Earth Day, I figured this would be a good time to remind everybody of the many Eco-Conscious reasons to go paperless!

 

  • Did you know that the average K-12 school in the United States uses about 1,000,000 pieces of paper per year?
  • This means a paperless school would save up to 240 trees every year! (Based on Conservatree)
  • Even if you use recycled paper, the carbon footprint of this much paper is as high as 13 tons of CO2! (Source: ClimateFriendly.com )
  • Computer technology is not 100% green — it requires heavy metals, and a source of electricity to run — but if we’re going to use them, we might as well eliminate the wastefulness of paper!