Wouldn’t it be wonderful to live in a world
Where evergreen trees stretch up to the blue skies
Where colorful fish swim in mysterious oceans
And the gentle breeze fans your face,
Where birds chirp, trees dot the landscape for miles and miles, animals roam free
Where the fresh smell of the earth invigorates you just after the rain.
Yes it truly would be wonderful. But if only we allowed that. In fact so bleak is the picture that “the bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century,” said Philip Shabecoff way back in 1968 in the New York Times Magazine.
Consider these facts:
Every minute, an area of forest equal to 20 football or rugby fields is lost.
Every year, 14 billions pounds of sewage, sludge, and garbage are dumped into the world's oceans.
19 trillion gallons of waste enter the water annually.
60% of the world's reefs are threatened by human activity.
If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year! Let’s make recycling a habit.
The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.
Enough damage has already been done, but we can still make an effort to save the planet. In our own small way, at CAMS we are encouraging our customers to transact online. This will save paper. And reduced trips will cut down on carbon footprint.
This page is dedicated to the green cause. You can check out environmental facts, pick up tips on how to save the environment, discover some eco-friendly destinations and even voice your concern.