Save Trees

Topics: Recycling, Paper, Paper recycling Pages: 6 (1261 words) Published: November 16, 2012
touching lives, making a difference

Save Trees
Save Environment
Save Earth

A TIL -CSR Initiative

touching lives, making a difference

Celebrating World Environment Day (WED) is about channeling individual actions that collectively become an exponential force for positive change. It’s all about being the change and take action for our generation and the next. WED is celebrated around the world in many ways that include street rallies, bicycle parades, green concerts, essay and poster competitions in schools, tree planting, recycling efforts, clean - up campaigns and much more. This year, WED supports the UN’s International Year of Forests with the theme, “Forests: Nature at Your Service”, which underscores the many essential life - sustaining values that forests provide and the intrinsic link between our quality of life and the health of forest eco systems. The host country for this year is India. At TIL, amongst our colleagues, partners and families, we can all focus on how we can do our bit to protect the planet and save lives. Because any act of kindness, no matter how small, is never wasted. This WED Special issue of TIL Touch brings you some green tips and facts for a ‘fun - read.’ Besides saving cost, the e - mail mode of the newsletter also saves paper and hence saves trees.

“Everyone is a stakeholder as
we are all inhabitants of the
one and only mother Earth, so
please take care of it.”

touching lives, making a difference

• Forests are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. • The livelihoods of 1.6 billion people depend on forests. • More than a quarter of modern medicines originate from tropical forest plants. • Three - quarters of the world's population rely on wood as their main source of energy. • A single edition of a daily newspaper uses the wood from approximately 5,000 trees to make the paper.

• One tonne of recycled paper saves approximately 15 trees and their habitat. • Trees are the longest living organisms on earth.
• The largest area of forest in the tropics remains the Amazon Basin, amounting to 81.5 million acres.
• Trees cut down noise pollution by acting as sound barriers. • The death of one 70-year old tree would return over three tons of carbon to the atmosphere. • Destruction of forests creates numerous environmental catastrophes, including altering local rainfall patterns, accelerating soil erosion, causing the flooding of rivers, and threatening millions of species of plants, animals and insects with extinction.

touching lives, making a difference

The first step to reducing your impact on the environment is reducing the amounts of resources you consume and use. Think twice before you buy or use anything. By reducing your consumption you will also decrease the amount of waste you produce. REDUCE WASTE

Think before you print or photocopy! Print and copy only if necessary. Edit on screen, not on paper.
Use e - mail to minimize paper use.
Send and store documents like necessary documents and business proposals electronically instead of paper. When you must print or copy, do it double - sided.
Circulate documents instead of making an individual copy for everyone. Change the margins on your Word documents. The default margins on the documents you print are 1.25 inches on all sides. Simply changing the margins to 0.75 inches will reduce the amount of paper you use by almost 5 percent. REDUCE

Turn off lights when you don’t need them.
Use natural lighting instead of electric lighting whenever possible. If you have a desk lamp, make sure it uses fluorescent bulbs (instead of incandescent bulbs). Select cold water for washing clothes.

Keep windows and doors closed in heated and air-conditioned areas. Turn off computers when they are not in use.
Turn off printers, unless printing.
Move your refrigerator. Leaving space between your refrigerator and the wall increases air...
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