Right here I've got a way for you to help save the forests! Next time you go shopping look for the label "FSC" on wood products such as furniture. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. This council is very strict about how forests are managed. They set high standards that companies have to follow when cutting down trees. You can sometimes buy products with the FSC label on it, but sometimes your local store doesn't have these products. If this is true in your store, you can ask the shop to stock them. The more customers who ask for these products the more reason for retailers to stock them.
Another way you can help save the forests is to reduce the amount of air pollution you make at home. For example, because cars make pollution, you could use your car less. You could walk, use a bicycle, or use more energy efficient cars.
Trees have been used for more than buildings or firewood. Over 30 million Christmas trees are sold each year in the U.S.A. alone. If you could switch to an artificial Christmas tree, the need for real ones would be reduced.
You can use fabric towels instead of disposable paper towels. Disposable paper products are made from trees so if you do not use them, trees would not be needed to make them. When you do use disposable paper products, choose the recycled brand. If you can recycle your paper products when you can’t get something different, then cutting down new trees won’t be required.
Here is some important information for parents. Believe it or not trees actually can save energy and money! This is how it works. If you plant three trees around your home, it will cut your air conditioning bill in half. You see, the trees will shade your house and cause it to heat up less. Here is a guide on How to Plant a Tree.
Here's one thing everybody knows: trees can be some of the best landscape plants ever! From dwarf trees to humongous trees, they are wonderful!
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