Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Whose list are you on?

Sure you like to read. You probably wouldn’t be visiting the Library’s blog site if you didn’t.

But do you really like reading everything that comes your way? For instance, maybe you could do without some of the stuff that arrives unsolicited in your mailbox: catalogs from companies that you don’t buy from, random junk mail, pre-approved credit card offers. Maybe, upon reflection, you worry about the millions of trees or the energy used to generate these materials. Maybe you worrying about your postal carrier’s back.

If you want to eliminate this kind of reading material from the interiors of your mailbox, here’s a list of some innovative websites that may help.

This website will allow you to sign-up for a no-send list that will stop the mail order catalogs that you don’t want.

Sign-up here to get your name off commercial mailing lists.

Opt out of pre-approved credit card and insurance offers. Or you may dial 1-888-5-OPTOUT.
The EcoLogical Mail Coalition helps businesses stop mail addressed to former employees.

Native Forest Network’s Guide provides 5 easy steps to stop junk mail.

(These websites were identified by Nick Shiavo, the City of Santa Fe’ Energy Specialist, and were published in the City of Santa Fe Employee newsletter.)

Posted by TG, Main Library.

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