GIA's Next Generation of Catholic Hymnals
Beyond wasting your parish's money are the immeasurable adverse effects disposable worship aids have on our earth. The permanence that a GIA hymnal offers enables your parish to save money while consuming fewer natural resources and emitting less toxic carbon emissions into our earth’s atmosphere. One shipment of hymnals versus multiple shipments of disposable worship aids per year over the course of an unlimited number of years can mean the difference between hundreds of pounds of CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere or thousands of pounds.
On average, one 500-unit order of a hymnal from GIA will consume approximately nine trees. Over the course of 10 years a disposable subscription service of the same number can consume up to 127 trees—an incredible 86% more trees than a permanent hymnal from GIA.
Number of trees consumed by a 10-year subscription of
500 disposable worship aids.
Number of carbon-emitting shipments to deliver disposable worship aids,
multiple times over the course of 10-year.
When it comes to our environment,
there is no other choice.
(Calculation of CO2 emissions is based on formulas taken from Carbonfund.org. Calculation of tree consumption is based on formulas taken from Conservatree.org)