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Green Tips

October 26, 2007

Here are a couple Green Tips I got from Member Mission.

#1Stop junk mail before it gets to your mailbox. Each year the average US household receives about 1-112 trees’ worth of junk mail. Register with the Mail Preference Service to reduce the amount of junk mail that you get.

Cost: $1.00

 

Where to register:  www.dmaconsumers.org/cgi/offmailinglist

 

#2 Buy locally-produced food to reduce the amount of energy used for transportation. Most items in our supermarkets have traveled an average of 1,000 miles. Fresh local food can be found almost every day in Austin. Support local business.

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve permalink
    October 27, 2007 3:55 pm

    Here is an interesting dilemma – when Tesco (here in Scotland) announced that it was going to stop investing in produce abroad (and keep local), there was an outcry from the farmers in poorer countries who stood to lose tons of cash. Don’t know how it was resolved – but sometimes going green hurts those countries who can’t afford to submit to enviromental restrictions (or for other major investors to do so).

  2. October 27, 2007 3:58 pm

    Great point. I guess there has to be a balance. Id love you to weigh in on the article by Niehaus entry…

  3. Steve permalink
    October 28, 2007 2:59 am

    I don’t think I will be able to resist. I planned on waiting to see how you assessed Niehaus’ article. I read it in a nascent form a few years ago and I thought he misrepresented both Hafe’s and Dumbrell’s system in order to make his own point. I do not remember the details and he may have changed it. At the time, I was not impressed by his argument at all. I can’t get JETS here at Aberdeen and only a limited number of ILL’s so I will have to read him (and reasses the argument) through your review.

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