Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Belated Earth Day

Do we really need a specific day to remind us to conserve and recycle our precious resources? I have the same opinion about Mother's Day and Father's Day, shouldn't you love them and treat them with the same respect everyday? Here is a great eco-wise and money-wise Earth Day tip that you can put into play all year long to reduce and help you live a eco-friendly lifestyle and reduce your environmental footprint.

Almost half of all direct mail catalogs are never opened, but each year nearly 62 million trees are destroyed and 28 billion gallons of water are used to produce them. Give yourself, your mail box and the environment a break and get off those mailing lists. Use toll-free numbers provided on junk mail to request that your name be removed from listings. Ask online retailers that you frequent send you their specials via email instead of printed mail. And contact your bank to receive statements online. Or register with the Direct Marketing Association to remove your name & address from lists.

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