Give a gift to the earth without spending a penny.

 Seriously, people, I have NO idea how I ended up on the list of the Industrial Doormat International catalog; all I know is their 1″ thick glossy book arrives in my mail like clockwork, and I send it to the recycler without even cracking it open. Oh, and the “As We Change” catalog, showing me how to get rid of sprouting chin hairs and embarrassing age spots–well, that’s just scary. Incredible waste of resources.
The good news is, you can make it all go away. Here is a free, instantaneous service, and they do all the work. I stopped delivery of at least two dozen catalogs, and I keep adding more when I see what the day’s mail brings. Go to Catalog Choice and eliminate all those pounds and pounds of glossy waste that arrives in the mail each day, especially around this time of year. Go do it now! And tell your friends!

a simple way to save resources
a simple way to save resources

From their site: “Catalog Choice is a sponsored project of the Ecology Center. It is endorsed by the National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Resources Defense Council, and funded by the Overbrook Foundation, the Merck Family Fund, the Kendeda Fund, the Weeden Foundation and the Mead Foundation.”

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  1. Wow, that’s great! I opted out of 1 and, for now, asked for no duplicate catalogs from another. I’ll have to pay attention to what comes to the house so I can opt out. I hope it works better than opting out of online e-mails. I still get a ton from which I’ve unsubscribed.

  2. Wow, that’s great! I opted out of 1 and, for now, asked for no duplicate catalogs from another. I’ll have to pay attention to what comes to the house so I can opt out. I hope it works better than opting out of online e-mails. I still get a ton from which I’ve unsubscribed.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful service! I guess I’m fortunate–a couple of years ago I canceled my catalogs and no new ones have begun to arrive. Another thought for those who have the option is the electronic newspaper subscription. The Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal has two kinds of subscriptions, and for about a year I’ve enjoyed the electronic version (exactly the same content as the “paper” paper, and no flashing ads as with simple online reading). I always loved receiving the daily paper, but oh–the waste! Now each morning I receive a notification in my email inbox that basically says, “Good morning. Here’s your paper…”

  4. Sounds like a wonderful service! I guess I’m fortunate–a couple of years ago I canceled my catalogs and no new ones have begun to arrive. Another thought for those who have the option is the electronic newspaper subscription. The Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal has two kinds of subscriptions, and for about a year I’ve enjoyed the electronic version (exactly the same content as the “paper” paper, and no flashing ads as with simple online reading). I always loved receiving the daily paper, but oh–the waste! Now each morning I receive a notification in my email inbox that basically says, “Good morning. Here’s your paper…”

  5. I love that you shared the catalog reduction. Definitely will take care of that. Some days I think it would be smart to keep our recycling bin outside next to the mailbox.

    But I don’t think I could break hubby of the paper newspaper. He can’t take the computer into the bathroom.

  6. I love that you shared the catalog reduction. Definitely will take care of that. Some days I think it would be smart to keep our recycling bin outside next to the mailbox.
    But I don’t think I could break hubby of the paper newspaper. He can’t take the computer into the bathroom.

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