An electronic flier system adopted by Widefield School District 3 in 2017 has helped the district save more than 424 trees, district officials said in a board meeting Thursday.
Peach Jar is a system that sends flyers and reminders to parents, faculty, and staff via email. Since Peach Jar was introduced, the district has saved about 3.5 million sheets of paper, according to findings presented to board members.
“It’s really important to model that good behavior for our students,” district spokeswoman Samantha Briggs said. “So we’re not just saying ‘be kind to the environment.’ We’re showing them how to be kind to the environment.”
Different groups within the school district plan on being out this Earth Day as well.