Today's green idea comes from Teresa who is my friend Zach's mom:
GreenDimes.com (they have a great blog too!) is a site that also gets you off catalogs' mailing lists--it is fee-based ($34 per year), however, they also plant 10 trees, anywhere you choose around the world, with your "donation/fee"! so you're not only saving trees via saving paper, you're also planting replacements!
It has taken a full year, and, in some instances, i additionally had to call a few of the persistent companies and demand that they stop sending the catalogs, but....i am happy to say that i now receive ONLY the cataglogs that i WANT to receive (which is about 3 or 4). Yayy!!!! We used to get HUNDREDS a year.
Remember, when you place an order with a company online, you AUTOMATICALLY go back on their mailing list unless you tell them, in no uncertain terms, to NOT put you on the mailing list. If you go on their list, you go on others, for they share/sell/trade your info with others. The vigilance, however, is worth it.
Thank you, Teresa!