TreeSmart Industries, Inc. Launches Fundraising Site in Time for Earth Day

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You could try using a pencil made from recycled newspaper. An Oregon company is offering just that and much more on their new fund raising website.

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TreeSmart says that over 25,000 schools and organizations have been contacted this year to help celebrate EARTH DAY on April 22, 2013 with this unique teaching moment.

Looking for a unique way to teach the wise use of natural resources? One that doesn’t involve sorting garbage for recycling and doesn’t cost much, either? Like to earn some money for the classroom, too?

How about using a pencil made from recycled newspaper? TreeSmart Industries, based in Oregon, is offering just that and much more on their new fund raising website: http://www.treesmart.com. Here is how it works:

Schools teach recycling; so why not have schools and organizations collect newspapers and send them to TreeSmart Industries in Oregon? The company will exchange the newspapers for actual pencils made from rolled-up newsprint and imprint the school name on each pencil. The school will then receive the pencils carefully packed in a four-pencil sleeve with a cover insert label reading: “Learn about recycling and support the School Recycling Program.” Cost is about $2.00 for each sleeve. TreeSmart pays all the shipping fees to and from the schools and organizations.

The pencils sharpen easily and are hard as wood. Because they are not painted or decorated, students can discover interesting designs in the newsprint- even read the actual words on the pencil barrels.

Watch this short video to learn how this green manufacturing process saves thousands of trees. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDylpArlf9I

All those recycled newspapers can make a difference. Recycling experts state that recycling a two-and-a-half foot stack of newspapers can save one 20-foot pine tree. And recycling one ton of newspapers saves 17 trees.

TreeSmart says that more than 25,000 schools and organizations have been contacted this year to help celebrate EARTH DAY on April 22, 2013 with this unique teaching moment.

One science teacher in South Carolina wrote, “It is best to “practice what we TEACH!”
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