"Perhaps reluctantly we come to acknowledge that there are also scars which mark the surface of our Earth—erosion, deforestation, the squandering of the world's mineral and ocean resources in order to fuel an insatiable consumption."
-Pope Benedict, from a 2008 speech
Trees reduce the greenhouse effect by shading our homes and office buildings. This reduces air conditioning needs up to 30%, thereby reducing the amount of electricity consumed for cooling. (Michigan State University Extension, Urban Forestry #07269501, “Benefits of Urban Trees”)
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February 29, 2012
A group of students entered a Green Cup Challenge in the US and won with this cool rap video? Think it would fly at your school?
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