Colbert Teaches Midwest Elementary Students About the Lifecycle of Trees and Sustainable Packaging
Second graders from Wisconsin and Indiana discover 'Trees Into Cartons,
Cartons Into Trees'
By: Colbert Packaging
This marks the sixth year of Colbert's involvement in TICCIT, and the first year of its company-wide participation, dispatching both Kenosha and Elkhart teams to conduct the program locally. Students and teachers participated with great enthusiasm. Trevor-Wilmot Elementary Second Grade Teacher Mary Fenske said, "We're grateful to Colbert for such a wonderful presentation and the gift of all the trees. The kids really enjoyed the whole program!" Mishawaka's Bittersweet Elementary Principal Shonda Masterson said the 75 second graders were very receptive. "Bittersweet students loved learning about ways to help our environment, facts about trees, and being good stewards. Students were so eager to get home and plant their trees!"
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to share the importance of environmental stewardship with an enthusiastic audience of local students," said Colbert Marketing Manager Wanda Speer.
Colbert's commitment to sustainability includes supporting renewable energy through its investment in Wind RECs, working toward zero manufacturing waste to landfill, and partnering with EcoVadis (ecovadis.com)
The TICCIT program was launched by the PPC in 2010 and is available to schools, organizations, home schools and sponsors (like Colbert) across the country. Visit ticcit.info for more information. For more information about Colbert Packaging's commitment to sustainability, visit https://colbertpkg.com/
Founded in 1959, Colbert Packaging has grown its repertoire of paperboard packaging solutions into one of the most comprehensive, diverse and inventive portfolios in the industry, serving pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer goods customers. Colbert's Kenosha, Wisconsin facility produces offset and flexographic printed folding cartons, pressure-sensitive roll labels and package inserts; the Elkhart, Indiana operation includes folding carton production and paper tray forming. Learn more at www.colbertpkg.com.