Follow the “five R’s” to a better Mother Earth…
In celebration of Earth Day, we will be introducing an “R step” each day this week through Friday… shining light on the ways we impact Earth, and how just a few small steps can minimize these effects and help you take a better stance in protecting her.
Today is all about — Reuse!
Fact: Every year, about 20 million trees are cut down to make paper cups.
Tip: Skip the paper cup and bring your own reusable mug!
The average American office worker uses about 500 disposable cups every year. Each paper cup manufactured is responsible for 0.24 lbs of CO2 emissions… that is 120 pounds of CO2 emissions per average American, per year!! By reusing, we can can easily cut down on our CO2 emissions, providing cleaner air for all and saving our scared trees which are home to hundreds of species. Keep a mug at your desk and in your car so you are always prepared!
Have tips on how to reuse yourself? Let us know in the comments below, lets go green together…
+ Check back each day this week to learn more about the Five R’s, and the benefits of going green!
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Photo by Maisy Weiss.