“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” -Aldo Leopold
Each year, millions of trees are lost and billions of gallons of water are wasted. The world is beginning to show signs of these wasteful actions and its time to make a change.
We are all aware of the plentiful amounts of junk mail that seems to fill out mailboxes on a weekly basis. Take action and reduce this wasteful mail by removing yourself from national mailing lists. Call the company directly and ask to be removed or send your name, address, and signature to: Mail Preference Service, c/o Direct Marketing Association,P.O. Box 643,Carmel,NY10512.
Everything from books and magazines to newspapers and advertisements are now available online. Rather than renewing your newspaper, join your newspapers or magazines website and read a digital copy. Your favorite retail store offers the same advertisements and coupons available on their website as they would in their weekly flyer.
Many companies are now encouraging their clients to go electronic. Gone are the days of paper bills. Sign up for e-billing and save on postage and envelope costs. Some companies even offer special discounts for maintaining electronic billing status.
Add a catchy eco-conscious phrase to your email signature to help others minimize unnecessary printing and encourage a green state of mind.
“Save a tree, think before you print”
“Please consider the environment before printing this email”
“Please consider your environmental responsibility”
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”
A green alternative to paper greeting cards and invitations is electronic programs in which allow you to personalize your very own message and RSVP detail. No cost in postage and NO ENVELOPES! Visit some of these fun websites: Blue Mountain Evite