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Kleenex Free Classrooms: Protecting the Boreal Forest

Page - January 16, 2010
The North American Boreal forest is one of the largest intact ancient forests. In addition to being an important area for First Nations and indigenous communities, the Boreal forest is also home to caribou, lynx, songbirds and wolves. As one of the largest storehouses of carbon on the planet, it is essential in the fight against global warming.

The Earth School, located in upstate New York, offers a place for children to run, play, and learn lessons in sustainability. In this video, the students at Earth School excitedly share their school adventures and their commitment to protecting the environment. Because of this commitment, they have stopped using Kleenex tissues at their school, replacing them with recycled alternatives. Read more

The North American Boreal forest is one of the largest intact ancient forests. In addition to being an important area for First Nations and indigenous communities, the Boreal forest is also home to caribou, lynx, songbirds and wolves. As one of the largest storehouses of carbon on the planet, it is essential in the fight against global warming.

Some companies are making one-time use, disposable tissue products like Kleenex out of ancient forests. But parents, teachers, students, and school officials aren't being fooled. They are asking questions and replacing these products with products that are made with high post-consumer recycled content and do not destroy endangered forests.

We need your help!

Remove Kleenex from your classroom

  • Once you have removed Kleenex from your classroom, write Thomas Falk, CEO of K-C, and tell him that you have done so (check out a sample letter for ideas on what to write and the address to send your letter to)
  • Fax us a copy at 415-255-9201 (please make it Attn: Andrea).

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