Earth Day thoughts for 2016

Almost everyone today shows some concern about what the inhabitants of Earth can do to keep the planet clean and livable. There are many things we can do as individuals to celebrate Earth Day 2016. A few things we can do:

  • Plant a tree. Over time, a single tree can improve the environment in a large area around it. So planting a tree makes a lot of sense today.
  • Learn about recycling. It’s all about disposing of waste materials in a productive way. It’s one of the best ideas for making the earth green forever. The impact of a landfill can harm the Earth as it continues to grow, so take recycling seriously.
  • Develop a better cleaning strategy. Most people don’t have one. Your own cleaning plans might involve using natural products like vinegar for cleaning at home. Your home will be a nice place when it’s free of dust and odors. Check for a wide selection of cleaning products that can be used in various ways. They use ingredients like lemon, lavender and baking soda.
  • Outdoors, chemicals can seep into the air and the ground, which could damage the environment. For about 35 years, The Green Team at Gardener’s Supply ( has been a trusted resource for earth-friendly products. They help people garden in harmony with nature. The Green Team has earth-friendly products that help people recycle waste into compost, build better soil, control pests organically, conserve water, protect biodiversity and grow their own food.

Here are a few pieces of important information about the environment and the Printing Industry*.

  • green-recycling-iconPaper is one of the most recycled products in the world.
  • Most paper in North America is made from sawmill residues and recovered paper. Only 36% of the U.S. timber harvest is used each year in manufacturing paper and paperboard.
  • Much of the energy used for paper-making is renewable and the carbon footprint is surprisingly low.
  • Digital media has environmental impacts and may not be “greener” than print and paper
  • Print and paper play a key role in learning and literacy. Students who read texts in print scored significantly better on the reading comprehension test than students who read the texts digitally.



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