Our programs will save teachers, parents and educational institutions millions of dollars in disposable marker costs, while keeping millions of pounds of waste out of landfills.
Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) March 06, 2013
EcoSmart Products, a leader in the North American eco-friendly writing instrument market, has launched a new program that will provide graduating Faculty of Education students with a “Green Grad Pack” as they begin their new careers as educators.
It’s estimated that in the first year, the program will save these new teachers, collectively, over $20 million dollars and keep more than 60 million disposable markers out of landfills.
The “Green Grad Pack” includes an EcoSmart Marker Kit, which is the equivalent of over 200 disposable dry erase markers, 20 eco-friendly permanent felt tip markers, one refillable hi-liter and an eco-eraser.
These packs will be distributed to students at post-secondary institutions across North America beginning September 2013 and continuing each year after.
“The response from sponsors has been very exciting as it offers companies a unique opportunity,” stated Kerry Tuttle, Managing Partner at EcoSmart Products. “And as I’m sure you can imagine, the response from the Faculties of Education has been very positive.”
The “Green Grad Pack” is an extension of other giveaway programs EcoSmart Products has recently launched, or will be launching soon, including their “Make-A-Mark” and “Save Billions” programs. Each one is focused on easing financial strain within the educational system, while having an enormous environmental benefit.
“Over the next 12 to 18 months, our programs will save teachers, parents and educational institutions millions of dollars in disposable marker costs, while keeping millions of pounds of waste out of landfills across North America. And that is just the start. We’ll have several exciting announcements throughout the summer with more details,” Tuttle states.
They also have an innovative program that will extend deeply into the corporate world as well, producing significant environmental benefits in that sector.
“Working with our key partners, these initiatives will have a long-term effect on purchasing and usage behavior in the disposable marker sector both in North America and internationally,” said Tuttle.
“Our goal is to save schools, teachers and parents hundreds of millions of dollars every year…and save hundreds of millions of pounds of waste from ending up in landfills, waterways and our oceans. We’re on our way to doing that.”
About EcoSmart Products
EcoSmart Products is a leader in the eco-friendly writing instrument market. With a social enterprise business model, EcoSmart Products dedicates a significant amount of their revenue to providing free markers to schools throughout North America and internationally.