Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Stop junk mail and save some trees

I hate junk mail. It seems to come from everywhere. Whether you buy something online, register a business, buy a house, or even buy someone a gift (!), chances are good you (and the recipient of the gift!!) will end up on a mailing list (or 10). By far the most effective way I've found to get rid of postal junk mail has been to sign up with www.greendimes.com. Not only do they contact all the mass mailing houses, they also allow you to sign up for removal from specific catalogs and register everyone in your household. In fact, I've gone one step further and registered a couple folks who haven't lived here for years, but in whose name junk mail continues to be delivered. As new catalogs appear, I go online and update our account and everything gets taken care of. It's been about 18 months since we first signed up and it's working like a charm. In addition to reducing the number of trees that turn into junkmail, Green Dimes will also plant trees on behalf of everyone who signs up. This is one instance when convenience aligns perfectly with doing something great for the environment.


housebg said...

Agreed 100%!
I put together a lens over at Squidoo with information and links to the top 4 steps to get rid of the junk mail. It only takes a few minutes, and I've found the combination of doing all 4 things has worked wonders.
You can check it out at Shed Unsightly Pounds of Junk Mail for a Healthier Environment

Sanjiv said...

GreenDimes here,

Thanks for the awesome testimonial. Let me know if it's okay if we use it.

Thanks for spreading the word!