Amazingly, the kids calculated that we can save 6,156,000 trees per year if everyone in the U.S. just reduced their margins while printing. Assuming you change from ½ to ¼ inch margins on all sides, you’ll save 6.667% of a single sheet of paper. And that means that for every fifteen pages of changed margins you’ll have put over one page back into the forest.
The effort started slow at first, but now they’ve got a number of local government offices jumping on the bandwagon, changing margins in an effort to stem the tide of trees heading for the landfills and recycle bins of America.
Of course, their efforts also prove you’re never too young to make a difference in the green movement. As student Asha Densmore put it, “A lot of other people who are older than us do these things, but it feels good to have this much impact when we are young."
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