Ten Reasons to Try TICCIT

2/29/2016

Spring has just about sprung, and that means one thing here at PPC: time for TICCIT! Short for “Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees,” TICCIT is our annual community outreach initiative in honor of Earth Day, and it gives you all the resources you need to teach kids about trees, paper, and the environment. Holding a TICCIT program in your community is sure to be a powerful and positive experience, and we encourage all companies in the paper and packaging industry to participate. Here are just ten reasons why you should get involved: 

  1. Share our sustainability story. Tell the children that trees are a crop just like the fruits and veggies they eat, and that they can use paper without hurting the environment.  As the most sustainable substrate available today, paper has a special story and we can’t tell it enough.

  2. Promote the power of trees. Students will be blown away when you show them all the uses for trees (found on the free TICCIT classroom presentation). By cultivating a respect and appreciation for trees within young minds, you will do your part in creating a future with plenty of fresh air, shade, habitats for wildlife, and sustainable forest products.

  3. Teach a lesson in recycling. Show nascent environmental stewards just how the blue bin works…and while you’re at it, tell them that paper can be recycled up to seven times!

  4. Beautify your community. PPC has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide you discounted tree saplings that you can distribute to the kids. During your program, help them plant the saplings in milk cartons that they can take home and transfer to their yards. Thanks to you, your community will be plush with tree cover for years to come.

  5. Influence the next generation. TICCIT gives you the opportunity to talk to future consumers. Given a positive image of paper early in life, they will become the purchasers of tomorrow who will support our industry.

  6. Become a community hero. When you make a difference in your community, you build your reputation as a pillar of goodwill and responsibility. And today, that is a virtue all businesses strive towards.

  7. Get great press. Alert the media about your TICCIT presentation and you’ll no doubt see your name in the papers. You’re doing something great for your community, so why not spread the word?

  8. Connect with legislators. State and local politicians—those who influence the political and business climate in your area—will be eager to make an appearance at your TICCIT program, so take the opportunity to build relationships with them!

  9. Shine amongst your peers. All of the TICCIT participants will be recognized during PPC’s 2016 Fall Meeting, when the entire industry comes together.  Participants will also be featured on PPC’s website and promotional materials.

  10. Roll up your sleeves and have fun.  Get out of the office for an afternoon. Share your knowledge. Plant a few tree saplings.  Laugh with the kids. What’s better than that?

TICCIT is a powerful program that nurtures the next generation’s understanding of the environment, builds your reputation as a company, and supports the industry as a whole. It’s a win-win for all involved, so we hope you begin planning for your presentation today!  For more information about TICCIT, which takes place this year on the week of April 18-22—and to download free lesson plans and classroom materials—visit paperbox.org/TICCIT.

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