Cut Down your Carbon Clutter!

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by WFAA Project Green

wfaa.com

Posted on February 5, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Earth Share

 

Modernize your life by taking control of your stuff. Monitoring the mail you receive is a great way to cut down your clutter. You’ll have less to dispose of, you’ll feel less overwhelmed, and you’ll take a step towards helping to save our environment.

We recommend these services to help you cut down on your personal paper consumption.

 

41pounds.org will contact 20 to 30 direct mail companies on your behalf to stop the majority of your bulk mail. With just a few minutes and $41, you’re finished — for five years! You can sit back and enjoy the benefits —

Save trees. More than 100 million trees are destroyed each year to produce junk mail. 42% of timber harvested nationwide becomes pulpwood for paper.
Reduce global warming. The energy used to produce and dispose of junk mail exceeds 2.8 million cars.
Save water. About 28 billion gallons of water are wasted to produce and recycle junk each year.
Save time. You waste about 70 hours a year dealing with junk mail.

Plus, 41 pounds will donate to an important environmental charity of your choice. Choose from Earth Share member charities and other important organizations.

Visit them online: www.41pounds.org


Each year, 19 billion catalogs are mailed to American consumers. Catalog Choice reduces the number of repeat and unsolicited catalog mailings, by freely providing the Catalog Choice services to both consumers and businesses.

Sign up. Fill out our online registration form using your name and primary mailing address.
Find your catalogs.Find and decline your catalogs, using the Catalog Choice search facilities. We'll then contact the catalog providers on your behalf, requesting that your name be removed from their mailing lists.
See the results. It can take at least ten weeks to process your request, after which time you should no longer receive your declined catalog.Catalog Choice is designed for your continued use. Upon receipt of additional unwanted catalogs, return here to decline them.


You can find them online: www.catalogchoice.org

 

"Earth Share, a federation of America's leading non-profit environmental and conservation charities, promotes environmental education and charitable giving in workplace employee giving campaigns. For more tips and to find out how your workplace can help the earth, visit www.earthshare.org or call 1.800.875.3863"

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