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Today’s Advice: Plant a tree.


” Eight thousand years ago, when human beings settled and began to grow crops, half the planet’s land mass was covered in thick forest. Today, less than a third is still forested. Worldwide, over the last 10 years, forest cover has been reduced by 2.4%. In order to live, all plants on the planet release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. Two acres of mature forest absorb the equivalent of the carbon emissions from 100 midsize cars over a period of a year.

Plant a tree: You will be joining the fight against global warming and the atmospheric pollution caused by carbon dioxide emissions “.

-Abrams, “365 Ways To Save The Earth”, 2008

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Daily Advice: Do not light fires in the forest.


Emissions of carbon dioxide are one of the chief sources of the air pollution that is causing the proven upheaval in the climate. Nearly 5 metric tons of carbon is released when an acre of coniferous forest burns. In 2006 alone, 9.87 million acres of forest in the United States were lost to wildfires. Even if it is more likely that they are started deliberately to clear vast areas for agriculture, many fires are accidentally caused by leisure activity.

Preserve the planet’s forests: Don’t light fires.

-Abrams, “365 Ways To Save The Earth”, 2008

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