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Friday, November 7, 2008

Another Way to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Did you know if you cut your catalog intake (stopping mail order catalogs) by 100%, we'll avert the same CO2 produced by powering 51 family homes for an entire year? Holy crap - that's huge! Prior to reading this, I had already starting calling the 800 numbers on the catalogs and stopping every catalog I get in the mail because my dear hubby commented one day about how much we'd help reduce a bunch of things by stopping the mail order garbage -- the post man delivering it, me reading them and impulse buying, the company printing it, the waste of trees being cut to print them, the printing process and so on and so on. So every day when I get yet another 4 or 5 in the mail, I spend 10 minutes calling the 800 numbers and asking for my name to be removed from their mail list. Can't say I'm doing much to help the economy by no longer mail ordering, but we're all in for a change anyway, aren't we. I've since found a website with other places you can contact to stop junk mail. Check them out! Since we're all eating and buying local, living a much more simple and frugal life, there's no need for the mail order junk anymore now is there!


DailySAHM said...

Here's what I used to get off catalog mailing lists:

About a year ago I started removing myself from lists and it is really amazing how little junk mail we now get. Now, if only I could have removed myself from all those political mailings, what a waste.

Chili said...

Thanks Kera...that company is in the link in my post. (also on the link in my post) gets your name off political mailings.