Today's Reason to Celebrate

November 15, 2021 is

America Recycles Day

Today is America Recycles Day! Did you know that recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees, 2 barrels of oil, 4100 kilowatts of energy, 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space, and 60 pounds of air pollution? Did you also know that, according to the Greeting Card Association, Americans purchase approximately 6.5 billion greeting cards each year? Think of all the trees we could save!

These environmental benefits are enough of an incentive for everyone to take part in the simple activity of recycling. By reusing the Earth's natural resources, we reduce green house gas emissions and the need to build landfills. We also ensure that these natural resources will be around for future generations to use.

America Recycles Day encourages people to do their part and recycle. If you're looking for other ways to help the Earth, choose to send digital greeting card instead of paper this year. Happy America Recycles Day!

  • November 15, 2021 is also National Raisin Bran Cereal Day
  • This week is Pursuit of Happiness Week