The Environmental Education Program (EEP), at International Paper Institute (IIP), has a lot to celebrate this year. Activities involved a total of 3,161 people, including Primary School students and teachers in nine municipalities: Luiz Antônio, São Simão, Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Guatapará, Mogi Guaçu, Mogi Mirim, Aguaí and Altinópolis.
This year, IIP developed the EEP in two ways: as a travelling program, with activities go to students at schools located in regions where IP operates, and as a permanent program, where actions take place at International Paper facilities in Luiz Antonio and Mogi Guaçu, providing students with a different experience when they leave the academic environment to take an up-close look at how paper manufacturing works.
In the first half, the EEP went to schools. While in the second half, students and teachers took trips by bus to the units and participated in interactive cart activities, showing the details of paper manufacturing and demystifying some concepts of the production process, in addition to showing company initiatives to preserve the environment.
With the aim of educating to transform, the EEP not only provides information on planted forests and the origin of paper, but also discusses general matters related to environmental conservation, in a fun environment and through educational activities at all times.
The Environmental Education Program (EEP) has been held since 1993 in the cities in the Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu region, with over 89,000 children and young people in the regions where the company operates.