Helping FSC bring sustainability into the classroom

Helping FSC bring sustainability into the classroom

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In collaboration with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Australia, Tork® Professional Hygiene has sponsored the launch of a new program for primary schools to assist in teaching the next generation about sustainability.

The Future Generations program focuses on bringing the cross curriculum priority of sustainability into every subject – from the Arts to Humanities and English – from year one to year six.

“The opportunity to support FSC Australia with the Future Generations program fits well with our business objectives. We are members of FSC and are dedicated to sustainability – over 60 products in the Tork range are FSC certified. This year we are also looking to increase our presence in the education segment and will be attending a number of conferences in Australia and New Zealand,” said Sid Takla, Executive General Manager B2B Asaleo Care. “As industry leaders, it’s important that we’re able to support our customers with relevant material, such as the Future Generations program.”

The free lesson plans and activities are creative and thought provoking and cover topics including deforestation, ecology and the food chain. The lesson plans offer simple and fun activities for younger children and progress to more comprehensive learning for older students.

Adam Beaumont, CEO of FSC Australia explained, “We consulted with primary school teachers across the country and found that teachers were finding it difficult to incorporate sustainability into subjects other than science. And resources were limited or hard to find. Our team then worked with Deakin University to develop a series of lesson plans and activity sheets that are inline with AusVELS curriculum. Through the generous support of our partner Tork, we could bring this to life.”

The role of FSC is to help take care of forests, their wildlife and the people who live and work within and around them. Beaumont added, “By ensuring these resources are managed responsibly, we at FSC seek to strike a balance between the needs of society and the needs of the forest. The Future Generations program aims to increase awareness of FSC and its role with the next generation.”

The Future Generations Lesson Plans and Activity Sheets are available and free to download through the FSC Australia website.

About Tork

Tork is the leading global brand in workplace hygiene. From paper towels in hospital washrooms to napkin dispensers in restaurant dining rooms, Tork delivers a great experience for the user and a convenient experience for the buyer. Tork is dedicated to serving your needs in a sustainable way – saving you time, money and effort, so you can focus on what matters most to your business. SCA licence the Tork trademark exclusively to Asaleo Care for use in Australasia.

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About Asaleo Care

Asaleo Care is a leading hygiene and personal care company that manufactures, markets, distributes and sells Personal Care and Tissue products used every day in households and businesses across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and a number of other countries in the Pacific. Asaleo Care’s portfolio of market-leading brands includes Sorbent, Handee, Purex, Libra, TENA, Tork, Treasures, Deeko, Viti and Orchid.

With eleven manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, Asaleo Care employs about 1,000 people who work together to make it easier for hygiene, health and wellbeing to be part of everyday life.

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About FSC Australia

FSC Australia sets the economic, social and environmental standards for the forest industry to adhere to – independent auditors then make the assessments to decide if a forest can be FSC certified.

FSC Australia also manages a trademark program for wood and paper products – the FSC logo is a mark of approval that tells consumers, retailers and businesses if a product is forest-friendly.

Children are the next generation of consumers and are increasingly knowledgeable about issues of sustainability. FSC is committed to providing educators with tools to engage children in understanding the importance of the world’s forests.

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