A Responsibility to This Earth

I would hope that Jim,
the logger,
has planted some seedlings
or saplings
to replace these majestic trees
now lying it a common coffin
in the dirt.
A responsibility to this earth.
But I fear not.

The background image here is a mountain in Oregon which has been clear cut. The black marks are the remaining tree stumps. It wasn't enough to remove the trees, but all vegetation has been stripped from this and far too many other mountains. I suppose the next step would be for the bush/cheney regime to send the mining companies in and completely remove the mountain. That obscene practice is called mountaintop removel mining. I saw it's results in Arizona on my way to the Grand Canyon.
The answer is in recycling, and buying paper products which contain recycled materials. Below is some interesting information on recycling paper. It came off an envelope from the World Wildlife Fund.
This recycled carrier is made from 100% post-consumer fiber, 40% from post-consumer telephone directories. In addition, no harmful chemicals are used to make this paper. By using this unique paper, WWF is helping to reduce landfills and recover renewable resources. Each ton of this paper that is produced saves:
17 trees
3.3 cubic yards of landfill space
7,100 gallons of fresh water
4,100 kilowatt hours of energy

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