Welcome Welcome to issue 23 of Green Kids, this edition is all about paper and trees. Did you know that the magazine that you are reading right now is made from recycled paper? We are going to find out how paper is recycled and how to conserve our precious trees. Also you can enter a competition to win a cool torch on page seven and enjoy our new cartoon on the back page.
One tree can
oxygen for a family
of four to breathe fo r
a whole year!
3 Paper & trees 4 The recycling story 6 Your letters 7 Get crafty 8 Cartoon
Editor Melissa Corkhill Design Jez Harris. Green Kids is printed on recycled paper using vegetable based inks. To write to us: Green Kids, PO Box 104, Lewes, BN7 9AX Tel: 01825 872858 Website: www.thegreenparent.co.uk With thanks to www.recyclenow.com for pictures.
What ab out the tre es? Once our planet had many more trees than it ha stoday. As our popula tion has increased we have cut down more trees to build t owns and cities and also t o make room for keeping a nimals an dgrowing fo od crops. Today thirt y three fo otball pitch sized areas of forest are cut down every sec ond. That is a huge number of trees destroyed to make way for human gr owth. And of course it has a bi g impact o n our planet bec ause trees help us breathe. T hey clean the air by soaking u p gases lik e carbon monoxide, sulphur di oxide and nitrogen di oxide. we can change things
It may seem like we can’t
do anything at home to stop forests being cut down. But
we can, let’s stop using so many new paper products
and choose things made
from recycled paper instead, like loo rolls and notepads.
reduce your paper use
Save trees Use me!!!
•Use both sides of every piece of paper •Pin up a large chalkboard to write messages on, rather than use paper. •Use your local library or buy books from secondhand shops
•Share books and magazines with friends •Look for recycled products like loo roll, wrapping and writing paper
The averag e
family of fo ur throws
away a ton of paper
in a year. T hat’s the
same weig ht as
a car. Don ’t be
The good news
is that the more
things we recycle, the
less energy is spent
making new things!
do o ne t hing Recycl e all bi ts of s crap pape r, new spape rs and magazi nes. If we all recy cled al l our n ewspa per we would save about 250 millio n trees a yea r.