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Deforestation: Our Disappearing Woodlands

DEFORESTATION Our Disappearing Woodlands 46,000 to 58,000 square miles of forest are destroyed annually That's equal to 36 FOOTBALL FIELDS being destroyed -every minute DEFORESTATION is the permanent destruction of forests to FORESTS cover 31% of the planet's land area make land available for other uses IN 1950, About 15% of the Earth's land area was covered by rainforests TODAY, Rainforests cover just 6% THE PROBLEM HAS MULTIPLE ROOTS Global Causes OF DEFORESTATION LOGGING CATTLE RANCHING MINING ROAD BUILDING HYDROELECTRIC DAMS Seven Countries CAUSE 60% OF EARTH'S TOTAL DEFORESTATION RUSSIA CANADA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CHINA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO INDONESIA BRAZIL The United States has just ---- but uses 5% -27% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION OF EARTH'S INDUSTRIAL WOOD MORE THAN 200,000 acres of rainforest are burned each day mostly for cattle ranching That is equivalent to 237 Central Parks burned down daily -1 Central Park or 847 acres THESE TREES GIVE BACK EVERY DAY The world's forests currently store MORE THAN I TRILLION TONS OF CARBON That's twice the amount floating in the atmosphere Deforestation is responsible for 15% OF ALL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS I MATURE TREE produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in 1 year 1.6 Billion People RELY ON FORESTS FOR CLOTHING SHELTER FOOD FRESH WATER MEDICINE IF WE DON'T STOP DEFORESTATION, 80 to 90% of tropical rainforest systems will be destroyed by the year 2020 STOPPING DEFORESTATION IN ITS TRACKS NEARLY 9 MILLION TONS of furniture end up in U.S. landfills each year Refurbishing furniture saves money, time, and... CONSERVES ENERGY DECREASES LABOR PREVENTS FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT GO PAPERLESS The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year LOOK FOR THESE LABELS: RECYCLE THE PAPER YOU USE 100% Postconsumer Content Materials Recycling i ton of paper Forest Stewardship Council Rainforest Alliance saves 17 trees We depend on trees for furniture, paper, and shelter. We can't stop deforestation. But we can help. REUSE AND RECYCLE WOOD PRODUCTS WHENEVER YOU CAN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BROUGHT CUSTOM MADE TO YOU BY GHERGICH&Co. I-- ----

Deforestation: Our Disappearing Woodlands

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Deforestation gets lots of attention, but few people know just how quickly it is occurring around the globe. has created an infographic entitled “Deforestation: Our Disappearing W...




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