Thursday, November 30, 2006


Spare Your Mail Carrier and Save a Tree

Is your snail-mailbox constantly full of junk mail? Register with and they will contact the 30-plus direct marketing and bulk mailers in the United States to get your name removed from distribution lists. The organization charges a fee of $41 a 5-year period; half the fee is donated to the charity of your choice. The web site is named for the estimated 41 pounds of junk mail delivered per addressee per year, nearly half of which is thrown away unopened. According to the Great Lakes IT Report, "Since opening for business in June, estimates that its efforts have already saved 850 trees and more than 200,000 gallons of water, and prevented more than 150,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the air."

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