Environmental Education Project takes part in “Clean Field Day”

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International Paper Institute brought the EEP (Environmental Education Program) to National Clean Field Day. Held by Coplana, Agroindustrial Cooperative, the event took place in Jaboticabal (SP) on August 16.

Aimed at raising awareness among public school students about environmental conservation, the initiative gathered over 2,500 students ages 9 to 14 from the cities of Jaboticabal, Guariba, Dumont, Pradópolis, Santa Ernestina and Taquaritinga, all in the state of São Paulo, at the Cora Coralina Events Station.  There they saw demonstrations and learned about a series of good environmental conservation and reverse logistics practices used by companies in the region where they live.

International Paper was at the “National Clean Field Day” activities, explaining paper production and waste management processes, work that is constantly enhanced by the company to lower environmental impacts.

Demos were set up at stations, in the format of a “Science Fair.”

Students were advised on disposal of agricultural product packaging, reuse or transformation of different types of materials, and other initiatives.

The curious students saw all of the explanations at the stands they visited. They were able to learn a bit more about the importance of recycling and reuse of resources as a way to reduce environmental impacts.

Take part in the Environmental Education Program (EEP)

Registration is open for the EEP at Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu for the 2nd semester of 2017

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The Environmental Education Program is aimed at working with some of the myths about Pulp and Paper production. A maximum of 60 students are allowed during each visit, where they learn more about IP and take part in fun games geared towards teaching them to respect plant and animal life.

Last year, activities covered the production process and environmental conservation initiatives, involving a total of 3,161 people.

This year, the EEP is aimed at raising awareness in the academic community about crops and the manufacture of pulp and paper, offering a reflection on the sustainability of the production process. Paper produced by IP follows the strictest environmental certification standards, which require sustainable management of planted forests in order to preserve hectares of active forest.

The program, which started in 1993, seeks to supplement the environmental education provided in schools, with its target audience being teachers and students at the elementary and middle school levels.

Visits take place weekly at the following International Paper units:

Mogi Guaçu Unit

Location: Horto Mogi (Rodovia SP 340, Km 171 – Mogi Guaçu/SP)

Days: Every Monday and Tuesday

Times: From 8 AM to 12 PM or from 1 PM to 5 PM.

To schedule a visit, contract Tomás Fernandes or Maitê Silva.
(19) 3861-8955 and (19) 3861-8311
E-mail: tomas.fernandes@ipaper.com and maite.silva@ipaper.com

 

Luiz Antônio Unit

Location: Environmental Education Center (Rodovia SP 255, Km 41.2 – Estrada Ribeirão Preto-Araraquara)

Days: Every Wednesday

Times: From 8 AM to 11 AM or from 1 PM to 4PM.

To schedule a visit, contact Júlia Valadares or Sabrina Tenello.
(16) 3986-9076 and (16) 3986-9076
E-mail: julia.valadares@ipaper.com and sabrina.tenello@ipaper.com

EEP benefits over 3,000 people in 2016

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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.

 

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EEP IS A HIT AT SCHOOLS IN BROTAS AND ALTINÓPOLIS

Environmental Education Program involves third to fifth grade Elementary School students

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On June 8 and 9, the travelling version of International Paper Institute‘s Environmental Education Program (EEP) visited the cities of Brotas and Altinópolis in the state of São Paulo. Activities are geared towards third to fifth grade Elementary School students and include socialization dynamics and circuits that explain the paper manufacturing process, from eucalyptus seedlings up to the industrial process.

Activities were held on the first day at the Exposition Park – Expoal in Altinópolis, a city of 16,000 located in the Ribeirão Preto region. Public school students ages 8 to 11 were able to learn about the stages involved in manufacturing paper and participated in activities that reinforced the importance of environmental conservation.

On June 9, the program visited students at the D. Francisca Ribeiro dos Reis School, in Brotas (SP). After the socialization dynamic, the students took turns in the different circuits and came into contact with plants, learning about local fauna and reforestation practices, which contribute to the sustainability of paper production.

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In addition, students saw a play on the importance of preserving the environment and took part in a scavenger hunt with questions and answers on the topics developed during the circuits, ending their time with a tasty, vegetable-rich snack that emphasized the importance of healthy eating.

“It was a very interesting day for the students and helped to wrap up the content that the teachers are currently working on: Environment Day and water preservation,” says Viviani Marques Moreira, the Primary School Coordinator for the D. Francisca Ribeiro dos Reis School. In addition to Viviani, the teachers also liked the initiative, especially because of its directed content. “It’s always very gratifying to be able to contribute to the kids’ social and environmental education, going beyond our region. We believe that they are the biggest multipliers of more sustainable practices for the future,” says Gláucia Faria, the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Manager at International Paper Institute.

About the EEP – This International Paper Institute (IIP) initiative is aimed at demystifying the paper manufacturing process. In addition to developing actions with municipal schools in Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu, where International Paper (IP) operations are located, the Institute brings the project to public schools in other cities and also develops activities for children of IP employees.

Environmental Education Program – Take part!

Registrations are now open for the Environmental Education Project – EEP 2015! Investing in education as a way to guarantee environmental conservation is the best incentive to assure sustainable practices for our own and future generations.

The EEP develops activities at the International Paper Pulp and Paper Factories in the cities of Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio (Ribeirão Preto region), both in the state of São Paulo. There are weekly visits by the public, with two available times to schedule a visit: From 8 AM to Noon or from 1 PM to 5 PM.

The project, which works with primary and secondary school students, also opened its doors to receive last year undergraduate and graduate students interested in matters related to environmental education, as well as special education students, the elderly and any other groups that also want to take part in this initiative.

With free enrollment and meals, the project aims to demystify some issues regarding the pulp and paper industry, from the planting process to the production of paper for sale.

The goal of the EEP is to clarify the role that each one of us can play to contribute to a more responsible and conscientious world, in addition to spreading these ideas among friends and family, turning participants into multipliers.

To register, just talk to the people responsible at the closest unit:

International Paper Pulp and Paper Factory – Mogi Guaçu/SP

Tomas: (19) 3861-8955 or tomas.fernandes@ipaper.com

International Paper Pulp and Paper Factory – Luiz Antônio/SP

Sabrina: (16) 3986-9073 or sabrina.tenello@ipaper.com

Join the EEP and help build major transformations to preserve nature. Be an environmental education multiplier!

EEP 2016 welcomes employees’ kids for a day at International Paper

Action involved the children of workers at the Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antonio units. Activities included talks and team dynamics

On January 20 and 21, International Paper Institute (IIP) promoted yet another edition of the Environmental Education Project (EEP). This year, 98 kids, ages six to 10, had the chance to learn a little more about the place where their parents work and understand what happens at a paper factory.

The Program is aimed at demystifying information about the pulp and paper industry, showing the concern IP has with the environment and the activities the company carries out at its eucalyptus farms.

During the day they spend at the unit, they take part in a chat about environmental conservation and watch a video about the planted forests. Next, they go from theory to practice and take part in playful activities in contact with nature.

Luiz Antonio

On the first day of the event, the Luiz Antonio unit welcomed 45 kids for a full day of activities. After they were identified at the gate, they took part in an orientation where they were able to learn about and understand how a pulp and paper factory works. After the orientation activities, they went to the IP Environmental Education Center for a chat with educators about the planted forests.

At lunch, the kids were able to meet with their parents to eat at the unit’s restaurant, preparing for an afternoon of playtime in the woods.

In the middle of nature, they saw a magic show, took part in question and answer games and played a palpable memory game. The kids also took a bus tour of the unit. “Because of security rules, they toured the outside area,” says Douglas Arantes, the project’s consultant.

Mogi Guaçu

January 21 was when the Mogi Guaçu unit welcomed IP workers’ and service providers’ kids. The 53 kids were split into two groups. The first group visited from 8 AM to noon and the second, from 1 PM o 5 PM.

Both classes were able to talk with environmental educators about International Paper’s concern with doing sustainable work and also watched a video on the company’s activities. Afterwards, they interacted through games and play related to the environment and conservation. Activities were carried out at the Mini Clube.

The entire project was developed by Instituto International Paper in partnership with the Biosustentare and Cityvida companies, which developed the activities.

 

 

IIP takes part in national Campo Limpo Day in Jaboticabal

On August 25, International Paper Institute (IIP) took part in a trade show to celebrate National Campo Limpo Day (or DNCL, its acronym in Portuguese). Celebrated on August 18, DNCL is a date created to celebrate the good results in reverse logistics of empty packaging for agrochemicals in Brazil and recognize the links in the Campo Limpo System chain: farmers, reseller and coop channels, manufacturers and the government.

Because of the work developed by IIP in the Environmental Education Program, as well as IP’s commitment to collaborating with environmental conservation in the communities where it operates, the Center for Receipt of Empty Agrochemical Packaging (Coplana – Guariba/SP) invited IIP to take part in the show, showing the work done in the Environmental Education Program (EEP), which takes place weekly at the Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu/SP units.

The expo took place at the Cora Coralina Events Center, in Jaboticabal/SP, where various companies and institutions showed work related to the environment. IIP featured a model showing the paper production process, focused on the importance of preserving natural biomes and the relevance of planted forests and habitat corridors.

Over the entire day, the show welcomed 1,200 students from schools in eight cities in the region. The event was held by Coplana and the National Institute for Processing Empty Containers (Inpev), with the support of the Jaboticabal Municipal Secretariat of Agriculture, Supply and Environment.

IIP holds travelling edition of EEP in Altinópolis

On September 4, International Paper Institute(IIP) held a travelling edition of the Environmental Education Program (EEP) in the city of Altinópolis/SP, where International Paper (IP) has a forestry unit. The program was done at the Carmem Miguel Viccari School, located in the rural area of the city. This learning institution was chosen because of its great location, coexisting very well in the middle of nature, with teachers and students very engaged with environmental causes. During the entire morning, 212 pre-school to 5th grade students, 10 teachers and the school principal took part in playful and recreational activities, as well as in talks about what International Paper is, where the company operates and how it develops its activities, from creation of eucalyptus seedlings to paper production. This is the fourth time that the Carmem Miguel Viccari School has participated in program activities. According to the principal, Silva Eni Fiori Calese, the school “loves to take part in the initiative because all of the activities are geared towards environmental awareness. This helps a lot in supplementing the work already done by teachers in daily activities. That is why we ask IIP to take part every year.” Everything is a party to the kids! “They love it, because it’s a different activity. The games with monitors are developed and oriented towards working on environmental conservation. Because this is a rural school, we have lots of space; so we can do lots of things,” says the principal.

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Held in the cities of Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu, the project takes students to a class inside of an IP unit. There, they learn the main stages involved in pulp and paper manufacturing, as well as about the interaction of this process with the environment. Visits to the program take place weekly during the entire year. The project was initially created with a focus on primary school students and teachers, but over time it also began to include not only early childhood education and high school students, as well as special education students, the elderly and undergraduate and graduate upperclassmen in the environmental area, among others.