The world's forests are being logged for wood at an ever-increasing rate. Only one-third of the world's natural forest cover remains. Campaigns for forest protection are a start, but they don't offer a permanent solution.
It is essential that we address the underlying cause of forest destruction: wood consumption.
By implementing strategies to reduce wood use, such as using recycled fibers and non-wood, agricultural substitutes, we can conserve resources without sacrificing quality of life.
For more information on wood consumption issues, please visit the Resource Conservation Alliance website.
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