How to Mitigate Deforestation and Save Trees?
Networked societies and civilizations mean interdependence. Did you know that each one of us requires 625 square feet surface area of greenery to produce our daily oxygen needs? We have destroyed almost 89% of the forest cover that the earth had in the 19th century. Wordwide, million hecters of forest area is destroyed in wild fires or by insect attacks. The worst part, humans add fuel to already stressful condition by over exploiting the forest resources. This article is meant to educate people about the value to our forest reserves and why is there immediate need to mitigate deforestration.
It is impossible to undo the damage done. However each one of us, in our own way is capable of preventing further destruction to our life source – The Flora. What we need is to develop our vision as early as possible because time is running away and once passed, it will never come back!!
Tips to Mitigate Deforestation and Save Trees:
Please help us to save our environment and choose your way by which you can make our environment healthy. I am listing down some of the ways common man can help building a safer environment.
- Join environmental awareness groups that would help you to be an advocate of reforestation.
- Children should be taught to plant trees as hobbies.
- Reduce the usage of wood for construction and making furniture and products. Choose alternative material.
- 40,000 Trees are felled each year to make 8,000 tons of wrapping paper. Use recycled rapping paper whenever possible.
- Do something as an organization to prevent deforestation, like the British Company Helveta, who bar-code trees to prevent forests from destruction.
- In offices, circulate original memos instead of making several copies.
- Avoid using disposable cups and napkins. Carry your own mug for tea/coffee whenever possible. Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones.
- Re-use one sided printed papers for office work.
- Develop gardening as a hobby.
- Choose plants as corporate gifts.
- Use of newspaper for gift wrapping.
- Segregate waste as biodegradable and non-biodegradable before disposing it.
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