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Trees Are Essential

  • Trees that reaches maturity are able to release enough oxygen into the atmosphere to support two human beings.
  • If every family in the United States planted one tree, it would reduce the amount of CO2 in the air by one billion per year.
  • According to the USDA Forest Service, over a 50-year life span, one tree will release $31,250 worth of Oxygen into the air

We’re Losing Trees

  • 95% of the old growth forests in the United States have been lost.
  • The world loses 4,281</span> acres of rainforest every hour.
  • The equivalent of 178 million trees</span> were used as paper in the United States in 2004.

Paper is a Cause

  • The average employee prints 10,000 pages per year.
  • Producing one ton of copy paper releases 5,690 lbs of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
  • As paper decomposes in landfills, it produces methane gas, which has approximately 20 times the global-warming potential of carbon dioxide.

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