13 modules teach students about sustainability in the real world
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Kruger Products L.P., Canada's leading manufacturer of premium quality tissue and paper products, together with the Science Teachers' Association of Ontario (STAO), announces the launch of 13 classroom modules that teach elementary and high school science students the value and real world application of sustainability (http://stao.ca/res2/resources.php).
Supporting the development of sustainability-based classroom modules is part of the Company's objective to build awareness of the importance of sustainability. "Discussions in the classroom will help the next generation understand the risks associated with underestimating the importance of sustainability both in our personal lives and at work, as well as ways that we can all be more sustainable," says Brian Jubenville, President of STAO. "Students will learn how to identify sustainable products as well as the importance of valuing our natural resources, like trees, that are manufactured into the products we use everyday."
"Kruger Products is a tissue paper company, therefore managing our use of natural resources in a sustainable way is key to our ongoing success," says Steven Sage, Vice President of Sustainability & Innovation, Kruger Products. "And as the Canadian leader in our industry, we believe that we have a responsibility to lead through example. What better way than to educate the youth, who will be the leaders of tomorrow."
The modules are available to science teachers across Ontario and beyond its borders on the STAO website (http://stao.ca/res2/resources.php). Since being posted online, more than 1,000 teachers have downloaded the various modules.
The curriculum covers topics such as Consumer Awareness, Technology Innovation, Renewable Energy, Environmental Issues, Fibre, Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Certifications.
About Kruger Products L.P.
Kruger Products L.P. is Canada's leading manufacturer of quality tissue products for household, industrial and commercial use. Kruger Products L.P. serves the Canadian consumer market with such well-known brands as Cashmere®, Purex®, SpongeTowels®, Scotties®' and White Swan®. In the U.S., Kruger Products L.P. manufactures the White Cloud® brand, as well as many private label products. Kruger Products L.P. has approximately 2,300 employees across North America and operates five FSC® CoC-certified mills (FSC® C104904), four of which are located in Canada and one in the U.S. For more information visit www.krugerproducts.ca.
About KP Tissue Inc.
KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) was created to acquire, and its business is limited to holding, a limited partnership interest in KPLP. For more information visit www.kptissueinc.com.
About the Science Teachers' Association of Ontario
STAO/APSO is the professional organization for educators of science in the secondary panel and science & technology in the elementary panel. Founded in 1890, its mission is to encourage excellence in science education through leadership and service. The association has four strategic directions: to provide professional learning opportunities and resources to educators; to advocate for excellence in the development and implementation of the Ontario curriculum; to recruit and retain a large, diverse membership, and to develop and maintain relationships with partners. For more information visit www.stao.ca.
SOURCE: Kruger Products L.P.
For further information: Steven Sage, Vice President, Sustainability & Innovation, Kruger Products L.P., 905-812-6900, email@example.com; INVESTORS: Mike Baldesarra, Director of Investor Relations, KP Tissue Inc., 905-812-6962, IR@KPTissueinc.com