Today’s Green Tip:
Get off all those catalog mailing lists! Did you know that by purchasing goods online, companies may’ve signed you up to their mailing lists? This year I received catalogs from As Seen On TV to Pottery Barn. So here’s the deal, go online to “Contact Us” for each catalog you received. From there you can find a drop down for getting off their mailing list. If this is proving difficult than wait for your next catalog and check the back which should tell you how to be removed from their list. You can also call the company to get removed from mailing lists. This isn’t telling the company that you don’t want to shop with them, you’re simply going paperless. By doing your part companies will begin to use less paper to print catalogs and lower mail carrier emissions due to fewer deliveries.
I know this takes a lot of time on our parts, but it’s important. Every single catalog I get goes straight into the recycling, and you may say, well at least it’s getting recycled. Yes, that is true, but even recycling uses valuable resources. Plus, I agree with Summer, if we get off the mailing lists then we are making companies think about moving to electronic catalogs.
I will admit, I love getting magazines and most of the magazines I’m subscribed to have coupons in them. That being said, coupons are moving to electronic form too. They are going as far as aps on phones, with no printing at all. Now we just need all of the grocery stores to catch up to the times too!
It is time that we all start thinking about green and eco friendly ways to live. Most things are really small but multiplied by each of us makes each step huge and profound. What is your fresh idea?
Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.