Reduce the font size by 1, save paper and help the forests!

Forests are home to 300 million people and over 50% of earth’s plant and animal species. But the forest cover is disappearing at an alarming rate.

We have lost almost half – almost 3 billion hectares – of the forests that once blanketed the earth. Every year at least 16 million additional hectares fall to the axe, torch, bulldozer, and chain saw.

5 million hectares of forests cover vanishes every year just to meet our everyday need for paper. A need we fulfill in a very careless and wasteful manner.

So can we meet this basic need and yet take the responsibility of saving the forest? One of the answer is Minus One, a one step, easy-to-do initiative to save our forests.

By doing something as simple as reducing the font size of a document by 1 before printing, we can reduce the paper consumption for printouts considerably, almost up to 50%.

And that means lesser number of trees need to go under the axe. Just few seconds of effort will add years to forests.

Do your bit. Reduce the font size by 1. Save paper. Help the forests.

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