Welcome to the blog dedicated to exposing my weird sense of humor for your enjoyment with a hint of environmental friendliness. When I'm not writing about crazy happenings in my day to day life, I'm making people aware of the environment and how they can do their part to keep it clean. I'm not the Go Green Nazi & I'm not saying you have to be Davie Crockett w/ your coonskin cap or force your family to live like the Swiss Family Robensons- just a simple plant on your desk at work or sitting out on your back patio is fine. If I can get just one person to even think & be more aware of the environment around them, I know I've played my part in helping out, no matter how small it may seem.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Let's get rid of our junk mail....& help the planet!

Here's a company I thought I'd share w/ you guys: 41pounds.org -They get their name from the average amount of junk mail a person gets in a year. According to some disturbing statistics, companies produce 4 million tons of junk mail a year - the process of making this mail results in 100 million tress destroyed, 28 billion gallons of water wasted, and energy equivalent to 2.8 million cars. In addition, $320 million of local taxes are spent to dispose of junk mail each year instead of providing parks, libraries, health care and other valuable services. Ummmm, note to everyone - this is a helluva lot of $$ & wasted products just to sent crap we all just through away!

What the company does: for a fee of just $41 that covers five years services, they contact 20 to 30 direct mail companies on your behalf to stop the majority of bulk mail that comes to your home every day. You can contact them any time with additional household names to protect or more direct mail companies to block.

What's the benefit?: Ummm, well, #1 - it's obvious that you'd stop getting junk mail, I think that's benefit enough! #2-for each person who signs up for their service, they donate more than 1/3 of the $41 fee to community and environmental organizations. These organizations plant trees, protect watersheds and strengthen our communities. I'm pretty sure that this is a win-win situation here people. Examples of these organizations are: stopglobalwarming.org, Habitat for Humanity, and American Forests.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

are we sure the company isn't paying its mortgage with the money. There are plenty of rich CEO's out there!!!!