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Day 196: One Click to Give Today! Give a Tree and Plant it Forward

Do you remember when you were a kid and you carved your name along with a boyfriend’s in a tree? This give is a great way to honour fast approaching Earth Day (April 22, 2011) and dedicate a tree to a special friend. You can do this give from your home or office all you need is your computer, a click and a tree dedication with out carving into a live tree!

Day 196: Give 196

It was nice to stumble upon this give while shopping in my local Staples this week. I keep coming across more and more companies that are working towards cleaning up the environment and making an impact in positive ways.

Question of the day – how many Post-it notes do you think you have used in your lifetime? 100, 1000. 10,000? That’s a lot of paper and a lot f trees. Many years ago, in an attempt to become more environmentally friendly in my own little office I stopped using Post-it notes and started cutting up used paper into small note sheets instead. As much as Post-it notes were convenient it was one of the many ways I could help the environment, save paper and less sticky glue filling the landfills of the world.  But yesterday I was excited as I found new reason to go back to using Post-it notes again. 

First of all you can now purchase a selection of Post-it notes that are made from recycled paper. Green thumb up #1!

Second the glue that is used is all plant based avoiding unwanted chemicals in landfills. Way to go Post-It green thumb #2!

Last and certainly not least with just one click you can get a tree planted (for free) and dedicated in a special friend’s honour with the Post-It “Plant it Forward” initiative. Three great reasons to take a closer look at Post-it. The company (3M) is moving towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly world one Post-it at a time!

Here is the dedication I wrote on my tree “To Nic & David. You are my inspiration & this tree will make the world a better place for you.” I got a big smiley email back from my husband and made his day.

Take a moment, give a tree with just a click, make a dedication and Plant it Forward.

Time Commitment: 3 minutes

Cost: 0

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