Beware of candidates claiming they are Green, because most likely they are not. Over the last 6 months, political candidates have spent more than $15 million on printing. That equates to about 170 acres of trees. But that is not all, trees do not magically transform into paper. It takes a lot of water, about 20 million gallons and a lot of oil, about 49 thousand barrels. Also do not forget all the electricity needed.