Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day – what can you do?

In honor of trees on Earth Day, here are a few practical things you can do to help preserve our environment and save a few trees in the meantime:

GreenDimes will actually pay YOU $1 for them to help you stop your junk mail. Why? Because they care about trees and the earth THAT MUCH. Of course, it's not very earth-friendly for them to mail you a check for $1 so you also have the option of having them plant a tree with your dollar. OR...the even better thing to do is to pay the one-time fee of $20 and GreenDimes will automatically take you off lots of mailing lists AND plant 5 trees. If you'd rather not pay, you can manually remove yourself from various catalog and junk mail lists. You may have to go directly to each company's website to do so, but GreenDimes makes it easy. Also, be sure to sign and mail back any postcards from GreenDimes, because some companies require a signature for removal from their mailing list. Do it now! Save trees here.

If you are looking for another way to help get more trees planted on our planet, but perhaps you live in a city or aren't able to plant one yourself (or maybe you just want to help fund the future forests of America)...you're in luck! These folks will do the planting for you! Every single dollar you donate plants a tree. It's so great! Instead of springing for that $4 latte four times, you could fund the planting of 16 trees. It's such an important investment and it's so relatively inexpensive that you practically can't resist. There is a $15 minimum so you'll be funding the planting of at least 15 trees. Your own little grove someday.
There's also a nifty how-to if you need help planting your own tree.

Thanks to Lauren for the very Earth-friendly tree links.


Lauren said...

Aw ... you're welcome! Thanks for everything you do for the trees!

Sanjiv said...

GreenDimes here,

Thanks for the awesome write-up. Happy Earth Week!

Brian said...

Beautiful pictures you have on your site here. Maybe for Arbor Day on Friday you can talk a bit about The Nature Conservancy's Plant A Billion Trees Campaign . The efforts go to reforest 2.5 million acres of Brazil's Atlantic Forest and the same $1= 1 Tree idea applies.

regardless of who you choose to plant your trees, THANK YOU. One Dollar. One Tree. One Plant.

Rebekah said...

Hello There! Excellent work bringing attention to these glorious life-givers among us. I am launching a new website that will plant one tree for every single purchase made on my site. I have been in the green world my whole life and can't wait to start this campaign. you can see my current work at http://www.rebekahgreen.com I love knowing how much bigger our green network is growing everyday! Thanks for your good work!