In one of my previous Upstanders Academy sessions, the kids and I learned more about Environmental Activism. One of the things we learned about was the amount of logging that goes on in the Canadian Boreal Forest to make toilet paper. You can learn more about this by watching this fantastic video.

Then we learned that a solution to this problem already exists! You can stop this “tree-to-toilet pipeline” by buying toilet paper made from recycled materials. We found a great brand that is sold by Costco, but only on their website, not in stores … so nobody knows about it! The kids thought it would be a great idea if Costco would sell this brand in their stores, beside the other toilet paper that is not made from recycled material, so that customers had the ability to make this better choice for our planet. So the kids decided to make a petition for this.

Help us show the kids the power of uniting our voices together for change. Help us show them that we each have the power to make the world a better place and that every little action helps!

Sign our petition here asking Costco to sell this more environmentally-friendly brand of toilet paper in their stores.

And check this out:

This was written in the chat by one of our awesome campers during our PD Day Camp with the theme of Environmental Activism. We talked about the problem of cutting down Canada’s Boreal Forest in order to make toilet paper from virgin pulp. We talked about the fact that a solution to this problem already exists: Rather than cutting down trees to make toilet paper from virgin pulp products, toilet paper can be made from recycled material. And we talked about this petition to Costco. And this is what this camper felt inspired to write.

I am always completely blown away by the level of engagement from the kids on all of these world-changing conversations. I love that this is what they are writing in the chat! They didn’t have to write anything – I didn’t call on them, I’m not their teacher, they are not getting marked on this for school – they just wanted to contribute to the conversation all on their own. That is such an awesome compliment!