Monday, September 22, 2008

GreenDimes

I recently subscribed to GreenDimes, a company that allows you to FINALLY put an end to all of the junk mail that arrives in your mailbox. Once you subscribe, (visit the website at http://www.greendimes.com/), you can choose which catalogs, advertisements, promotional postcards, etc. to stop receiving. The Premium Member package, (which requires a one-time fee of $20), includes the following: a catalog screener, "clickstop automatic removal" from junk mail, 5 trees planted on your behalf, monthly monitoring of your name on junk mail lists, unlimited family names to add to the removal list, and the collection of items pictured above (a tee shirt, a book by Mercer Mayer about Earth Day, 2 Greenlite light bulbs, and a reusable shopping bag that stuffs into an attached pocket-sized sack). It apparently takes a few months to notice the decrease in junk mail, and you do have to make a conscious effort to check off unwanted mail on the website, (start a pile of unwanted mail near your computer, check 'em off when you have a chance, then toss them in the recycling bin), but I have heard great things about this environmentally-friendly organization!

1 comment:

Dan Estabrook said...

Thanks for the shout out on GreenDimes! Glad you got all your goods. Please - if you or any of your readers have questions about GreenDimes and junk mail reduction in general, feel free to contact me.

And check out our new blog, TONIC News, at http://news.tonic.com/.

Many thanks, Dan