Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Boreal Forests Need Help!

For all you scientists out there, please take the time to fill out this petition in support of conservation of the Canadian boreal region. There are an estimated 2 billion birds that are hatched in the boreal ecoregion of Canada and Alaska and winter in the Neotropics. This habitat is in danger by development, clear-cutting, and other industrial uses. Be sure to check out the whole Boreal Songbird Initiative site to learn about the birds that breed there, the state of their habitat, and how to help conserve them. While you're there, be sure to download their bird-friendly paper products shopping guide. Shame on you, Kimberly-Clark! Also, see how many boreal birds you can find in your area.

And finally... Harry Potter fans... be sure to buy the 100% recycled version of the new book in July.

1 comment:

P. Ollig said...

Funny you should mention the recycled Harry Potter books. When Half-Blood Prince came out I was looking for a way to get it earlier than here in the US when I came across the Canadian 100% recycled edition. Definitely worth it. And it helps the book stand out more in your collection since it's a little smaller and has a way different (but much cooler) cover.