Friday, March 14, 2008

Not into junk mail?

So I got this really good tip from my friends Jenny and Adam in LA. Jenny emailed me a link to a Palo Alto, California company called GreenDimes . For $20, they reduce your junk mail by up to 90% and plant 10 trees on your behalf. They also have a petition on their site that you can sign to help stop junk mail for good. It’s targeted at the consumer who doesn’t want to deal with junk mail and who cares about the environment. It would make a fantastic gift for clients and customers.

What you Pay For:

· For $20, the GreenDimes team does all the work to get the entire household off dozens of direct marketers’ mailing lists

· GreenDimes eliminates only unwanted catalogs – members identify only catalogs they wish to stop through the Catalog Screener

· Free Me! includes monthly monitoring of direct marketing lists

· 10 trees are planted on behalf of each member

· 24-hour customer support response time

· A quarterly progress report and “The GreenDimes Monthly” is sent to members detailing GreenDimes’ successes, upcoming partnerships, ventures, and each member’s personal contribution to the environment

GreenDimes Tree Planting Partners:
- American Forests
- Sustainable Harvest International
- Trees for the Future

Trees are planted in: North America, Central America, South America, India, Senegal, Haiti

Also, check out the impact counter that gives all kind of interesting real-time stats like "Trees Saved" and "Catalogs Stopped".


Jodi "Millennial 4 Earth" Williams said...

Funny, I was just about to blog about this very same topic! Damn you Les Vert for stealing my topic! Here are some other great resources;

Do Not Mail - petition to start a national "do not mail" registry, much like the "do not call" registry:

Catalog Choice: A service that helps you eliminate the number of unwanted catalogs you receive.

Kevin said...

10 trees for $20 is actually a pretty good deal, even without lack of junk mail. That is just like a cherry on top!

Sanjiv said...

GreenDimes here,

Strongly appreciate the write up. Regarding do_not_mail petitions (we have one) looks like it's working. Over 15 states have legislation about do_not_mail. thanks for spreading the word.

Anonymous said...

GreenDimes is an amazing company! I have been a member for a few months and it takes me a fraction of the time to go through my mail now. Annoying junk mail and dupliciate catalogs are a thing of the past.

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