This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Please Mr. Postman check and see if there is a letter in there for me

OK so here it is day two and I am still here.  Hopefully that is a good thing, guess we will just have to wait and see.  So today I am looking for suggestions rather than doling them out.  I want to know if there is anyone out there that knows ways to stop or at least drastically reduce junk mail.  I am not a fan, in fact I might be so bold as to say I hate it, and we get so much of it.  Most of it just goes straight into the recycling  bin, and the rest I shred.  But I just found out that our recycling pick up does not take shredded paper.  Now don't get me wrong I do not mind driving to the full recycling center near our house, but what I would like it not have to get the junk mail that I shred in the first place.  Please help.  I have tried a few online sites that you can request the junk mail stopped.  But I have not noticed much of a reduction in volume.  I have also tried writing return to sender on some of the mail and sending the junk back to the junk providers.  But that really did not do much.  So please, if there are any other suggestions let me know.  I really do think that again this is a worthwhile way to help save some parts of our sort of green planet.  I know that mail is becoming less and less due to email and texting etc.  and the post office is desperate to hold on to paper to deliver, but cannot we not make it paper that counts.  Just saying.  But really what do I know.  So any help would be much appreciated.
As always many thanks.


  1. So I just found this link which lets you sign up for free to be removed from national junk mail lists. Hope this helps.

  2. Also, I have found that you can stick a note on your mail box that tells the postman that you don't want it...sometimes they listen, sometimes not.