Monday, June 6, 2011

India Hosts 39th Annual World Environment Day

While Earth Day isn’t the only time to take a closer look at our habits and make small changes to benefit the environment, there are other events to remind us of our responsibility to our planet. Since 1972 the United Nations, through the United Nations Environment Programme, has made an effort to raise environmental awareness through their annual World Environment Day, which takes place every June 5.

How Did You Celebrate World Environment Day?

This year’s host country was India, which hosted WED for the first time in the event’s 39 year history. The theme of this year’s event was “Forests: Nature at Your Service,” which focused on the adverse effects of forest degradation and deforestation. India was chosen, partially because of two rare species that reside in the forests within its borders: the Golden Langur Monkey, which has declined in population by 30% in the last 30 years, and the Royal Bengal Tiger, which has decreased in population an astounding 60% in just the last decade.

So, what can we do to help minimize deforestation in countries like India, and in other countries across the globe? If you want to do it through a WED event, you’ll have to put it off for another year, but why wait? If you’re already recycling paper and purchasing paper made of recycled content, you’re already off to a good start.

At TonerGreen, not only do we recycle paper in our offices, we also try our best to do our part in helping to save the environment through our partnerships and our toner cartridge recycling program, which helps to minimize the amount of plastic and other non-degradable materials from making their way into landfills. Did you know that 1% of every order also goes towards environmental causes?

If you stop by now, you can also take advantage of our Post-Memorial Day Sale. Take 15% off remanufactured ink cartridges and 10% off remanufactured toner cartridges, but you’ll have to hurry. The sale ends today, so stock up on your printer supplies now! Go green and save green today!

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