Elmwood Park, NJ (December 9, 2009) – Marcal Manufacturing, LLC, (www.marcalsmallsteps.com) the leader in 100 percent premium recycled tissue products, is extending its commitment to the environment with the launch of new classroom resources to teach young people about the value of trees to the planet and empower them to make eco-minded choices in their everyday lives through recycling and other actions.
The small New Jersey paper products company, which has been making paper from recycled paper since 1950, is offering free lesson plans which are located at http://www.marcalsmallsteps.com/recycling-lesson-plans.html. These free lesson plans provide teachers with the resources they need to not only educate their students about the importance of saving the environment but to also empower them to make eco-conscious decisions in their daily lives.
Marcal encourages teachers nationwide to download these free “green” lesson plans to supplement their classroom curriculum. These tools show students the connection between their everyday actions and the consequence to the planet. The four age appropriate lesson plans they have developed can be used for elementary, middle and high school students. The curriculum includes:
· Hands-on environmental activities, projects, and games to educate and encourage recycling, reduction and reuse of waste materials
· Background information highlighting facts about waste, deforestation, recycling and climate change
· Interactive discussion guides with suggested environmental topics
· Recommended reading material and additional online resources
“Teaching sustainability is an indispensable tool for ensuring that the future of our planet will be preserved” says Tim Spring, CEO of Marcal. “We have created lesson plans that teachers can easily integrate into their classrooms. We want to provide students with a fun and informative way to understand the importance of saving the environment. If we’re lucky, maybe they will be inspired to take an active role toward making small changes in their life that can lead to a big change for the planet.”
Marcal Manufacturing has been environmentally friendly for over five decades. They have been making “Paper From Paper, Not From Trees”® since 1950. They are committed to producing high quality, performance paper products at an affordable price. Marcal launched the brand Small Steps® to raise awareness about the small and easy steps each person can take toward making a difference for the environment. Marcal Small Steps® is a line of 100% recycled paper products, including bath tissue, napkins, facial tissue and paper towels.