Updated: Feb 14
Approximately 7 billion trees are cut every year in order to fulfill the paper needs across the globe.
In the US:
· 85 million tons of paper waste is created each year.
· Paper makes up 40 percent of waste dumped in landfills.
· 70 percent of office waste consists of paper.
· The average office worker goes through 10,000 sheets of paper per year.
· 4 million tons of junk mail goes to landfills annually.
Ok, you are thinking…. I got the point. We each have an obligation to be environmentally responsible and “to be a part of the solution not a part of the pollution.”
With that said, here it is… students please print! Yes, you heard me… Have you been looking for the game changer? The study technique that will change things dramatically?
I support cutting down on paper needs and going digital as a perfect way to help trees in continuing their contribution towards saving the planet. Here is the BUT! Students with executive function challenges and or ADHD are struggling with working memory, to maintain focus, and to complete tasks more now than ever.
Each time you switch windows on your computer to access the slides, the calendar, the assignment, and the Zoom session you are making it harder to maintain focus and stay on task.
· PRINT SLIDES BEFORE THE LECTURE!!! Take notes, by hand, directly on the printed slide so you do not have to attempt to record all the information. You will be left with a study guide for review.
· PRINT YOUR SCHEDULE! Post it on the wall in your workspace.
· PRINT THE ASSIGNMENT AND RECORD THE DUE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR! Yes, the old school paper calendar that is posted in your work space.
Remember…out of sight is out of mind. Surround yourself with the information you need to be reminded of and that will help you meet your deadlines.
And please, place your notes in the recycle bin! An ordinary sheet of paper can survive five to seven times trips through the recycling process. (Environmental Protection Agency