It’s a long way off yet (April 22), but tomorrow I will be planning my semester so its time to plan how and what I am doing for Earthday.
At the blog, Teach Paperless (author anonymous), I found some information on the subject. That blogger uses student blogs as notebooks and, well, enough other things to convince him/her to set up a blog.
I am not sure if using a computer and other devices, particularly including a projector, will put less stress on the environment than using paper. Further, students have already bought their books – I suppose I can tell the students to leave them at home so that added mass won’t be carried up the mountain my university is situated upon.
Still, I am also interested in using technology in the classroom, so I am likely to have a paperless day for that reason alone.
Of course, I am not so blinkered that I think ‘paperless’= ‘computers’. We can do other things, without using computers or paper. I will have to think about this further. Well, I have time.