I have been trying to go green in as many aspects of my life as possible. I know it is super hard for most people including me, but there are little steps you can take. For example, this month I have decided to opt out of mailing lists and discontinue receiving paper catalogs.
First, I contacted a number of catalogs I know that I get and don’t want anymore. If you don’t remember all the ones you get, you can go to www.dmachoice.org/MPS or www.catalogchoice.org. I’ve decided not to opt out of Ikea because I get it once or twice a year and I read it over and over. Plus, their website stinks.
Then, I opted out of all those pre-approved letters I get that just end up in the garbage. I went here: www.optoutprescreen.com.
If anyone knows of any other ways to stop receiving junk mail, please let me know! If I could get rid of those coupon circulars, that would be ideal.
More paper saving and earth-friendly ideas for the rest of the year:
- Use 100% recycled copy paper
- Buy a fake Christmas tree and forgo the lights this year
- Buy recycled paper holiday cards printed with soy inks or send e-cards
- Give reusable grocery bags as holiday gifts
Anybody else want to participate? Leave your tip in the comments.