If you are a regular reader of our blog you may know that we started our recycling infographic series last week and were supposed to continue it this week with a post about the glass recycling process. I however forgot that we had a special article planned for this week as it is almost Earth Day! So, if you'll excuse my mistake, this week we will be telling you why you should take the time to plant a tree this Earth Day weekend and we will pick back up with the recycling infographics next week.
The reasons to plant a tree are vast and veried, a few of them as reported by Casey Trees of Washington D.C. are:
- Trees Clean the Air - Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
- Trees Save Energy - Homes shaded by trees have 10-30 percent savings in air conditioning costs compared to homes without shade.
- Trees Increase Property Values - In urban areas across the country, homes with trees sell for an average of 10-20 percent more.
Additionally, as is shown in the graphic below over the course of 50 years a single tree can make a huge impact on both the environment and the economy!
So if you are looking for a fun Earth Day activity this weekend, we encourage you to plant a tree! Check back next week for the glass recycling infographic!
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