News from Schools December 10, 2019

Sustainable Gift Wrapping for the Holiday Season

The Huffington Post writes:
“According to an August report from Sundale Research, people in the U.S. spent a total of $12.7 billion on gift wrap, including wrapping paper, tissue paper and gift bags, in 2017. This is stuff designed to be torn into shreds and tossed away in less than 60 seconds.”

Time to think twice about wrapping your Christmas gifts into fancy wrapping paper this year. For this holiday, get your gifts wrapped in recycled paper! Instead of buying another roll of plastic wrapping paper that will pollute our environment, these holidays ISC students encourage parents, staff and students to bring their gifts to school, and let the 11th graders do the job. The holiday season is about giving and caring, but it is also a time in which a lot of waste is produced. Our students decided to give back to the environment and help a good cause by wrapping the gifts in recycled paper. Our students are offering wrapping and decorating services to our school community. Parents, teachers, staff and students are able to drop off their gifts to our IB students and get them back nicely wrapped and decorated in a sustainable manner. In order to keep track of the gifts, our students created a form to be filled out and taped to each gift that is being left. Special wishes regarding the decoration of the gifts can also be requested. Donations for their service are appreciated, and will go to the charity #teamtrees, and to the school scholarship fund so that every kid has an opportunity to participate in all school activities.

Great idea for every school and a superb CAS activity! I encourage copying! ☺

Franziska Trautmann – Head of boarding

International School Campus

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