"I am a preschool teacher, and I work with a group of 4-5 year old children. When Save Million Trees came to our school to bring recycling bins to our classroom, I didn't think it would make a big difference. I was wrong.
It still amazes me how they were able to get the kids to understand what this is about. They used age-appropriate examples of different animals that live in the forest. We practiced recycling with the items they brought in.
Now my kids are really watching the trash can, and make sure that nothing that can be recycled gets thrown away. Parents, grandparents, and other people have told me that the kids do the same at home! I absolutely recommend this for every day-care, preschool and elementary. It truly made a difference! Thanks, Save Million Trees!"
- Melissa Jones, preschool teacher
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE YOUR OWN IMPACT?
1. Every person receives average 41 lb of junk mail every year. When you refuse to receive it, you send a clear message to direct marketers: I want more eco-friendly ways to market. When enough many people do it, they will get the message.
Of course, there are the three R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Save Million Trees has helped thousands of people Reduce their impact on the environment.
We want to help you, too. It needs to be easy for everyone to reduce the amount of direct marketing materials we receive.
Why does this work so well to conserve our forests?
2. When you refuse junk mail, the companies cannot send it to you any more. This saves you time, it saves our tax dollars when there is less junk mail to be sorted, transported, and recycled. Everyone benefits. Especially our nature.
3. When enough many people do it, it results in much less junk mail being produced. It results in much less forests being cut for junk mail production. It saves our forests and water, and also reduces air pollution.
JUNK MAIL DESTROYS OUR FORESTS
In 2005, over 12 billion pounds of junk mail was produced.
More than 100 million trees were cut for junk mail industry.
JUNK MAIL INDUSTRY CAUSES HABITAT LOSS
Habitat loss is the single biggest contributor in the
disappearance of endangered species.
Kids become enthusiastic recyclers when given the choice
Recycling bin in a classroom saves average 27 trees/year!
Schools lack the funding to start effective recycling programs
WHY IS RECYCLING SO IMPORTANT IN SCHOOLS?
- One Elementary Student produces on average
99 lb of paper waste/year.
- Kids who learn at early age continue eco-conscious
lifestyle into adulthood.
Kids, once excited about recycling, get their families, grandparents, neighbors, and many other people recycling, too.
It's an effective chain effect.
200 years of Deforestation
in the USA
Teachers love recycling bins in the classroom
"The most convenient fast food isn't very convenient for the planet!"
"Please use 'cradle to cradle' principles in all your processes and packaging. Be the first restaurant to do so, and win business."
"Step up and do what's right! All our kids look up to what you do!!! Recycle and save their future!"
"Please recycle your plastic!!"
"Please make big changes to lead the way for other companies."
"It is your responsibility to take care of all items that come from your supply chain, including any waste that is generated by your production processes and those post consumer sale wastes. If you create less waste with the product you sell and put in the hands of the customer, there will be less litter in our streets. You must realize that less waste especially packaging saves you money."
"Time to stop the waste and preserve our natural resources."
"You are an international leader who has to step up to the plate and others will follow suit."
Stop plundering the rainforests. For both beef and paper."
"Better still close down."
"Please help heal our world!!!"
Comments from the people who joined the action:
Once the big fast food chains start effective recycling, the small ones will follow.
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