Another Way to Save
Save paper, and save money, by sending electronic greeting cards rather than printed ones that you buy at the store. There are many sites that have a huge selection of cards available that you can send out as part of your nominal yearly membership fee. And there are other sites, like coffeytalk and familyeveryday, that offer a variety of e-cards that you can e-mail to anyone you want to absolutely free of charge.
I don’t know how this happened, but somehow over the years I seem to have gotten on every mailing list for every 4-color glossy printed catalog in existence! They would go straight in the recycling bin, until I realized that wasn’t enough. I started calling the companies and requested to be taken off their lists. Most would comply, until they bought my name again from someone else and there they would be again! All that changed once I found greendimes.com. I have seen a significant reduction in the amount of junk mail that we receive, and I know that the trend will continue because greendimes keeps on top of it for me. There’s a small fee to join, and just $1./month to maintain the membership, but to me it’s totally worth it. I think about how many trees I’m saving, and it’s a small price to pay. I hope that all of these catalog companies will end up going to online-only catalogs. But until that happens, we have to do what we can do.