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Reducing Junk Mail

"Every year more than 100 million trees are cut down to make junk mail - the equivalent of clearcutting all of Rocky Mountain National Park every 4 months!"

April 2009 Edison students learned about junk mail.  They also helped make a Junk Mail Mural that was displayed during Earth Week (see picture on right).

Reduce your junk mail today, here are two ways...
  • sign up with 41pounds.org/alameda - costs $41, they will actively reduce your junk mail for 5 years, they contact companies for you to save you time, and they will donate $15 of the $41 to the Alameda Education FoundationStop your junk mail, help the environment, and help raise money for Alameda Schools.
  • go online to www.stopjunkmail.org and follow the instructions. This is free, takes more time and effort, but costs nothing.
By stopping junk mail you:
  • Save Trees.  More than 100 million trees are destroyed to produce junk mail.  42% of timber harvested nationwide becomes pulpwood for paper
  • Reduce global warming.  The energy used to produce and dispose of junk mail exceeds 9 million cars.  That's a lot of greenhouse gas emissions!
  • Save water.  About 28 billion gallons of water are wasted to produce and recycle junk each year
  • Save time.  You waste about 70 hours a year dealing with junk mail.
  • 44% of junk mail goes directly into our landfills unopened.
For more information about junk mail:

Forest Ethics Do Not Mail Website
Climate Change: Junk Mail's Impact on Global Warming

Junk Mail Mural created by students, Earth Week 2009