Earth Answers: Are We Running Out of Trees?

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Description: Earth Answers is a wonderfully structured pamphlet explaining what you need to know regarding the question, "Are we running out of trees?" Humans are part of the balance in nature, and it is through forest management that we are able to harvest trees for paper products and maintain a productive forest. Some forests are planted exclusively for harvesting the trees for paper while others are preserved for wildlife and recreation. Learn about sustainability practices as well as forests that are unsustainable. In addition, Earth Answers includes cross curriculum learning such as math and history as well as assessing the students through a Green Quiz.
Author/Producer: TAPPI- Technical Association for the Pulp and Paper Industry
Topic Areas Covered: Forest Management, Forest Products, Paper, Sustainable Development
Resource Type: Pamphlet
For Grade Levels: K-12
Publication Date: 1999
Length: 15 pages
Cost: Free (PDF download)
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English
Educational or Informational: Educational
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Hidden Items: Forest
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Author/Producer Contact: TAPPI- Technical Association for the Pulp and Paper Industry, Public Outreach Department
Address: P.O. Box 105113
Atlanta, GA 30348-5113
Phone: 1-800-332-8686 (US)
1-800-446-9431 (Canada)

Our Message & Evaluation Criteria

  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
  • Responsible production and use of wood - a renewable resource - is environmentally sound.

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