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Earth Day – What can you do?

Did you know that we lose 15 billion trees a year globally?

That’s 56 acres of forest every minute.

How big is 56 acres?

Well, a New York City block is about 2 acres which means 28 blocks would just disappear.

That’s bigger than the entire neighborhood of Soho – just, poof! Gone.

Why should you care?

Well, let’s see. First of all, we need trees for oxygen. Did you know that a single mature, leafy tree can produce a day’s supply of oxygen for up to ten people? They also absorb the carbon dioxide that we emit which can contribute to climate change.

Other ways trees help us

In urban areas, trees provide shade for buildings which reduces energy costs, and studies have shown that trees in a school yard improve air quality and can reduce temperatures in warm climates by 10 degrees!
And, according to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), forests can actually make us healthier – check out their findings here.

So what can you do?

When you protect land locally, you’re saving the trees that benefit everyone. If you’re thinking about your conservation options this Earth Day, call us! We can help. 845.677.3002

Protecting our planet starts with you!
Here are “Ten Simple Choices for a Healthier Planet” from NOAA’s National Ocean Service.

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