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Reduce paper use

Over 1 Million tonnes of trees are cut down every day to produce paper. A huge amount of the paper we consume is used only once, then ends up in the garbage. This commitment represents the promise to utilize paper more efficiently by printing double-sided, ceasing to pick up advertising leaflets and recycling as much paper as I can. If everyone in the US recycled just 10% of the newspapers they received, it would save about 25 million trees per year. Now imagine, if everyone in the world recycled 10% of their newspapers! What if everyone in the world recycled ALL of their paper products! Additionally, according to the University of Colorado, "Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees (35’ tall), 2 barrels of oil (enough fuel to run the average car for 1260 miles or from Dallas to Los Angeles), 4100 kilowatts of energy (enough power for the average home for 6 months), 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space (one family size pick-up truck) and 60 pounds of air pollution." So you can see, there is no good reason to NOT recycle your paper! Learn more about climate change and resource management http://climatecommunication.org/change/cities-take-action/

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Reduce paper use

Over 1 Million tonnes of trees are cut down every day to produce paper. A huge amount of the paper we consume is used only once, then ends up in the garbage. This commitment represents the promise to utilize paper more efficiently by printing double-sided, ceasing to pick up advertising leaflets and recycling as much paper as I can. If everyone in the US recycled just 10% of the newspapers they received, it would save about 25 million trees per year. Now imagine, if everyone in the world recycled 10% of their newspapers! What if everyone in the world recycled ALL of their paper products! Additionally, according to the University of Colorado, "Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees (35’ tall), 2 barrels of oil (enough fuel to run the average car for 1260 miles or from Dallas to Los Angeles), 4100 kilowatts of energy (enough power for the average home for 6 months), 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space (one family size pick-up truck) and 60 pounds of air pollution." So you can see, there is no good reason to NOT recycle your paper! Learn more about climate change and resource management http://climatecommunication.org/change/cities-take-action/