towards the planet !
One of this year’s GIN teams developed a major project called “Green Challenges”, which comprises a set of sustainable actions to be accomplished by our middle school students within a specific time frame (an hour, a day, a week, a month and a year).
Dr. Carla Mendes
"Cut paper, not trees"
Our monthly Green Challenge is set: “Cut paper, not trees”. It consists in establishing a green printing routine in our MS students towards the reduction of paper used monthly.
Since March, our 2015 GIN team have been thoroughly analyzing monthly reports from the software PaperCutTM and presenting these data to MS students and teachers, tracking their paper consumption. Unused sheets left on our printers have also been collected and quantified as wasted paper. A list of the 10 most important printing practices was compiled and transformed into a customized poster entitled the “10 Printing Commandments”.
GIN Team setting our printing goals!
Based on May’s report, our first individual goal was set: students must reduce in 10% the total amount of paper used in the previous month. It must be accomplished by the end of June. The goal was calculated per student and tables were created per grade and shared for students’ reference on our 5th floor noticeboard. At the same time, copies of the customized poster were displayed in every class, constantly reminding students of the “10 Printing Commandments” they should follow to accomplish their goals.
Good luck everyone, and print consciously!
School Hour Challenge