There are many things you can do to save trees at school. You can talk to your teachers and/or principal to encourage students to use recycled paper at school. New paper is made from new trees. Recycled paper is made from used paper and cardboard. Did you know that it takes two tons of wood just to make one ton of new paper? That’s a lot of trees to be cut down!
You should encourage your teachers to take your class on a field trip to a place called an arboretum. An arboretum is a garden where full attention is given to trees and shrubs and they are protected from logging. You’ll learn to appreciate the beauty of these great, big, old plants.
You can arrange for your school to help the cause of rainforest charities by selling things like t-shirts, recycled writing paper, and candles. You could donate the money that you make to rainforest charities.
Also, your school could use less energy to reduce the amount of air pollution. When you use energy such as electricity, it causes acid rain which is bad for trees. How can you use less energy at school? Walk or ride your bike to school. Also when you use fewer disposable products at school – for example use a reusable lunch box instead of disposable lunch bags - you are also saving energy. Make sure lights are turned off when you are not in the room.
Some kids like to create projects for their school. Maybe your project could be to plant one or more trees at your school. It’s a good thing to do. Here is a guide on How to Plant a Tree.
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