Each year we report on our impact. This page outlines our impact. While it is a great start we want to do more. With your help we can continue to help in the communities all across the country.
Sometimes you don't need pencils, but you still want to help. You can. We accept donations which are used to purchase more pencils for schools in need.
If you know of a school in need, please let us know. We rely on submissions like these to help us understand needs from schools we may not be in contact with.
The Good Pencil Company was started with a simple mission to provide an excellent writing tool that helps those who are less fortunate. Schools are strapped with budgets that lack the necessary funds to be able to buy the basics needed in every classroom. Teachers with a genuine love for their students are paying for school supplies out of their own pocket. This shouldn't be the case.
The Good Pencil Company was started as a way to help alleviate this problem. When you buy a pencil from The Good Pencil Company you are donating to a school in need. Every pencil we sell we give to a school in need. This way you get a pencil you need to be successful and a student will get a pencil so that he or she can be successful.
Consider purchasing The Good Pencil Company pencils to support schools and teachers who rely on things like pencils for their students to be successful.
So far we have donated 10,000 pencils to schools, in Utah, including title 1 and special needs schools.
So far this year we have donated over 7,060 pencils to schools and organizations around the US. This is just one small way that we are trying to help our local communities.
The average tree can be used to create over 175k pencils. This year we have already planted 250 trees by partnering with the Trillion Tree Campaign. We have set a company goal of donating 500 trees this year and we are half way there. We do this to offset our wood use in manufacturing our pencils.
So far we have given out and shipped over 250 Blue Spruce tree seeds to get people excited about the environment. We do this by including a biodegradable tree seed wafer in every package of pencils we sell and we hand these wafers out at events. Educating the public on the importance of trees and the environment is a cornerstone of what we do.
In 2019 we started a scholarship for students interested in social responsibility. We want to make sure that we are helping the next generation and this is one small way that we are doing that.
This year we started to volunteer to speak to classrooms about the importance of business as a force for good. We have been invited to classrooms from elementary all the way up to college courses and we love to spread the word.
This year we finalized our plan to remove all plastics from our packaging and shipping. We are now 100% plastic free from manufacture to delivery. That's a real accomplishment and will make a significant impact!
This year we started a new program in partnership with Carbonfund.org to offset the carbon footprint of our shipping operations. We are excited to announce that we have paid to offset our entire carbon shipping footprint for the whole year. That's a huge win for the environment.
We continue to invest in renewable energy with 100% of our energy consumption being purchased through Blue Sky.
During this years climate strike we decided to donate the days profits to help support the environment that we are trying to save. We were able to help plant 25 trees through our partnership with Carbonfund.org. What a great way to support our climate on this important day.
In 2018 we donated over 2,000 pencils to Title 1 schools in Utah. These pencils are a huge help for schools who are already seeing tight budgets. This is just one small way that we are trying to help our local communities.
We were able to give out over 100 spruce tree seeds to people excited to take them home and plant. Educating the public on the importance of trees and the environment is a cornerstone of what we do.
The average tree can be used to create over 175k pencils. We planted 5 trees to offset our wood use in manufacturing our pencils. It's a small start, but we want to make sure that we are putting back more than we are taking away from.
We converted our office and electrical use over to renewables through the Blue Sky program. Our electrical use is 100% renewable thanks to this program.
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