Print This Email

From the Wall Street Journal (via Jack Baty): 

“Notice: It’s OK to print this email. Paper is a biodegradable, renewable, sustainable product made from trees. Growing and harvesting trees provides jobs for millions of Americans. Working forests are good for the environment and provide clean air and water, wildlife habitat and carbon storage. Thanks to improved forest management, we have more trees in America today than we had 100 years ago.”

It actually goes back a lot further than 100 years, depending on your source. The logic is pretty simple and proven with every passing year. Less use of paper = less financial incentive to properly manage forests = lots of bad things (less trees planted, more forest fires, increasing severity of forest fires). I’m a big fan of carpentry, paper and employment, so I’ve never had a problem with you printing my email.