Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Awesome Tree Free Paper
Need a new journal? Help save the rainforest and check out Ecopaper.com to see their journals, which are made out of 100% post consumer tree free paper. These journals mix both post consumer recycled content and agricultural waste from bananas, coffee, lemons and mangos, to help reduce pollution from the agricultural industry.
Another great paper company is Mr. Ellie Pooh (yup, spelled like my name), which makes paper out of elephant dung. This might sound strange, but it totally works, makes awesome paper, and is great for the environment.
According to Rainforest Action Network, more than an acre-and-a-half is lost every second of every day (refer to the entries below to see, quantitatively, what that translates into). That’s an area more than twice the size of Florida that goes up in smoke every year! "If present rates of destruction continue, half our remaining rainforests will be gone by the year 2025, and by 2060 there will be no rainforests remaining."
Every second . . we lose an area the size of two football fields
Every minute . . we lose an area 29 times the size of the Pentagon
Every hour . . . we lose an area 684 times larger than the New Orleans Superdome
Every day . . . we lose an area larger than all five boroughs of New York City
Every week . . . we lose an area twice the size of Rhode Island
Every month . . .we lose an area the size of Belize
Every year . . . we lose an area more than twice the size of Florida