Posts tagged sustainable trees

Rainforests

we are losing 137 plant, insects species every day according to experts. Why? Most rain forests are disappearing because of bulldozers, chainsaws and fires for its timber value. Is it really worth killing off species to make a dollar? There has to be a better way for our society to create the items that come from destroying the rain forests. This article has a lot of really interesting facts about the rainforests and how destroying it is affecting all of us.

~Cody Males

Leave a comment »

real vs. artificial christmas trees

Every year, families from all over, traditionally go out, cut down, and drive home a christmas tree to place presents under. My question: Is it more sustainable to cut down a tree every year, or buy one fake tree that you may have forever.  

Fake trees: They are produced in factories by the thousand every year. chemicals, plastic, metal, and huge delivery trucks are only a few processes. While your not cutting down “wild life” every year, the fake trees, are not able to be broken down if you decide to throw it away.

Real Tree: While they are being grown for 6 years on a lot, they produce oxygen and take in carbon dioxide. But at the same time, they are sucking nutrients from the surrounding areas to the hundreds of trees on the lot. The trees then must be cut down, and driven by the people purchasing them, and then watered every day to keep them alive for a few weeks or so. 

So which is more sustainable?

Tanner k.

Comments (4) »