what's your carbon footprint

What is Your Carbon Footprint?

What is your carbon footprint? Is that something you ever thought about? Wondering what that means? In its simplest terms, a carbon footprint means the amount of greenhouse gases produced by a particular human activity (CSS University of Michigan, 2020). These activities can mean anything that you do while home, in school, at the office, outdoors and more. Even in your sleep, you produce a carbon footprint. According to the EPA, many of our daily activities cause emissions of greenhouse gases (EPA, 2021), which contributes to our carbon footprint.

Sustainable Printing Tips

Updating your printing practices is an easy way to create more environmentally sustainable daily habits. Making small changes can have a big impact. Printing can be made more sustainable by following the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Here are some tips on how to apply the three R’s to your printing habits at home and in the office. 

Forest Products Week

National Forest Products Week: Print Grows Trees

Print Grows Trees is an educational campaign that uses facts to replace the misconceptions that paper kills trees and causes deforestation. The truth is that more than half of all U.S. forestland is privately owned, so by using paper and forest products you are actually providing income to these landowners, which allows them to continue to grow trees.

Forest Products Week

National Forest Products Week: “Paper is Power” Curriculum

Hammermill recently released a wonderful curriculum for Elementary through High School students called “Paper is Power”. It was created to help students understand the importance of forest products in their every day lives, to help explain the difference between “working forests” and the forests you see in national parks, and to emphasize that you can have both healthy forests and products made from trees if you take care of the lands where they are grown.

Forest Products Week

National Forest Products Week: The Faces of the Forest

For every paper product you use, there are real people behind it who are dedicated to taking care of our Nation’s forests. They watch over the forests because they know the ecological, recreational, economic and cultural benefits they provide to nature and society. These forests provide habitats to wildlife, drinking water to more than 180 million people, cleaner air – and they are the backbone of the forest products industry. 

Forest Products Week

Celebrating National Forest Products Week

October 18th to 24th is National Forest Products Week! To celebrate our love of trees and all the products that are made from them, we will be sharing posts over the next few days from different sources that not only show the value of forest products in our daily lives, but also debunk the myths that surround the impact these products have on the environment.