10 STEPS TO SAVE FORESTS

Forest are great storehouses of natural life. Nearly half of our forest are now gone. We must act now to save the earth's forest. You can help by reducing, reusing, recycling & refusing to purchase paper and wood products that that are not ecologically responsible.

Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees, 4100 kilowatts of electricity, 7000 gallons of water and 90 cubic feet of landfill space.

1. Volunteer for tree-planting projects.

2. Buy firewood from "downed wood" sources

3. Purchase wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

4. Shop for FSC-certified products on the web at www.CertifiedProducts.org

5. Use only FSC-Certified products

6. Use recycled wood for remodeling and repairs

7. Avoid chlorine bleached paper

8. Buy recycled paper products and avoid products with excessive paper packaging

9. Use both sides of paper and save scraps for notes

10. Recycle paper products