Rainbow Schools take part in World Paper Free Day

Today, students and staff of the Rainbow District School Board are going paperless as part of World Paper Free Day.

Board education director Norm Blaseg says turning one tree into paper releases a significant amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and going paperless reduces those emissions.
He adds the board wants their schools to recognize the long-term effects paper usage has on the planet and make it a habit to look for alternatives when possible.

Blaseg says the schools will avoid the use of printers, photocopiers, and paper-based assignments for today.

He adds the students will also engage in discussions about environmental impacts such as reducing oxygen levels by cutting trees, consuming fuel by using paper and related resources and more.

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