Save a bird by buying recycled paper?
If you can't take Sheryl Crow's jesting suggestion to use a single square of toilet paper, why not use a couple but make sure they come from a recycled roll?How many recycled-paper items do you use at home and at work? Does your employer recycle office paper?
And if that rubs you wrong, at least choose recycled napkins, paper towels, office paper and other paper products. It's been calculated that Americans toss so much office paper that a year's worth would stretch from Los Angeles to New York and stand 12 feet tall.
Considering that logging of the boreal forest in Canada and Siberia is happening at a lightning-quick pace that is proving too speedy for many songbirds that live there, the feathered friend at the feeder can serve as an everyday reminder of the importance of the simple choice: recycled paper, please.
Black-throated Blue Warber courtesy of Kevin T. Karlson/BorealBirds.org