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1. Recycling paper saves trees and lets them continue to reduce climate change naturally as they remain in the forest.

2. Many electrical devices go into stand-by mode when we turn them off. In this mode they draw fewer watts of power.

3. Replacing one lightbulb with an energy-efficient flourescent is like taking the emissions from 800,000 cars off the road for one year.

4. Food from the supermarket may travel in a plane from the other side of the world, burning fossil fuels the entire trip. Eating food from a backyard garden or a farmer’s market reduces your environmental impact and can be healthier.

5. The average amount of garbage output per person each year is 1,600 pounds? If you weigh 80 pounds, that’s 20 times your weight!

6. Riding a bike is the most economical, healthy and environmentally-friendly form of individual transportation.

7. Taking short showers saves water.

8. A study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service determined that trees in New York City remove more than 1,800 metric tons of air pollution from the city’s atmosphere each year.

9. With a little creativity, clothes and zillions of other household items can enjoy a second life.

10. By sharing your ideas on the environment, you are helping to make the world a more beautiful and sustainable place.