One day at a time. One person at a time. One thing at a time.
The common mindset used to be that a single person could not possibly make a difference. I never agreed with that notion. In my mind, we can all make a difference. A “grassroots” effort. Each of us can make a difference. Like a cold, we can be contagious.
So let me get on my proverbial “high horse”. Paper pollution is not only wasteful but extremely annoying. I used to get stacks of mail that were 1 to 2 inches thick. There were days when I thought I might have to hire a mail handler! Opening my mailbox to 8+ credit card applications and 1,2, 3 or more catalogs was not unusual. That WAS then. Then I signed up with Catalog Choice.
It’s easy and it’s free! And it really works! Just add the names of the catalogs that you get but don’t want to receive. Within a short time, the catalogs stop. You can add more catalogs as needed. It made huge difference in the amount of junk mail that I get.
My other huge pet peeve is credit card offers but you can also stop receiving them here:
You should know that they will ask for your personal information (including SSN) so you should read it carefully and make your own decision. It has reduced the credit card offers in my mailbox 98%.
Don’t forget to to visit Suzan aka Old*Grey*Mare to see and share more tips on living a more earth friendly lifestyle.