Most of us grew up learning about the importance of caring for our environment and how the way we treat the earth will impact our future. You’re also probably aware of how forests in particular are crucial to the health of the earth and of humanity.
In case you need a reminder, forests are made up of the trees that provide us with the oxygen that allows us to survive and help keep air and soil pollution in check. They’re imperative to many ecosystems and serve as the habitat for millions of species!
Fighting deforestation is something each and every one us should be doing as often as we can, whenever we have the opportunity. Start your conservation efforts by being conscious of these little everyday choices you can make to help preserve one of our greatest natural resources!
Reduce paper use
One of the primary reasons we cut down and harvest trees is for paper. The less you use, the fewer trees we need to sacrifice. Start with making an effort to limit how often you print—and at least go double-sided when you have to.
Choosing digital options whenever you can will contribute more than you realize to the conservation movement. Most companies offer a paperless option for receiving bills, ads, coupons, and other communications. Some even offer an incentive for forgoing paper mailings altogether!
Use recycled products
Make the most out of the trees we’ve already destroyed by recycling and reusing the products we use them to make. For example, buying used wooden furniture instead of new can save the life of several trees that may have been needed to create that piece you want so badly.
Take care to look for and purchase items made from recycled paper—most of these products will identify themselves as such on the packaging. Reduce landfill waste by opting for recycled notebooks, gift bags, toilet paper, and any other wooden or paper products you might need!
Whether you plant just one or fill an entire plot of land with trees, you’re making a lifelong investment in the environment that will benefit both you and future generations to follow. Help combat global warming by arming our planet with the tools it needs to regulate itself!
For every tree you cut down, plant one or two more to replace it. It’s important to give back to the environment in the same way it provides for us.
Join local organizations and national societies that support forest conservation. Educate others and spread awareness of the importance of preserving our limited natural resources. The more people who are aware of the ways they can positively contribute to the environment, the greater impact our efforts will have.
Whether you volunteer for projects yourself or simply donate money for them to be carried out, we’ll accomplish more by working together. Check out some of the conservation projects we support and partner with here at ClimbingHi! We also offer tree care and preservation services that can help you maintain an environmentally-friendly property with ease.
Contact us today to learn more about our passion for conservation and how we can help you join the reforestation movement in convenient and fulfilling ways!
Photo used under Creative Commons from Don Fulano