17 May '11, 2pm

The average American uses about 500 plastic shopping bags every year. Buy some sturdy, reusable bags instead!

The average American uses about 500 plastic shopping bags every year. Buy some sturdy, reusable bags instead!

Clutter is what we bring into our homes that we don't want. The first step in successfully reducing clutter is to stop bringing clutter into our homes ! Here are two easy ways to do that: Stop Receiving Junk Mail The average American household receives an estimated 850 pieces of junk mail every year — enough, as we all know, to cover our kitchen tables several times over. It's no coincidence that paper makes up one-quarter of all landfill waste, or that the junk mail industry's environmental footprint is large, equivalent to the tailpipe pollution from 9 million cars . You can reclaim the calm of an uncluttered tabletop with a few keystrokes. Just register for the Mail Preference Service on the Direct Marketing Association Website. For $1, your name and address will be removed from prospective mailing lists, ending 75% of junk mail within about 90 days. Stop Receiving Phon...

Full article: http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/declutter...

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greenamerica.org 17 May '11, 2pm

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care2.com 11 May '11, 9pm

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switchboard.nrdc.org 12 May '11, 10pm

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greenbiz.com 13 May '11, 6pm

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greenbiz.com 13 May '11, 10pm

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Britain pledges to cut carbon pollution in half by 2025 (versus 1990 levels)

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climateprogress.org 17 May '11, 4pm

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jetsongreen.com 15 May '11, 8am

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news.mongabay.com 16 May '11, 3pm

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UN says world must curb resource use. China a t...

planetark.org 13 May '11, 10pm

Date: 13-May-11 Country: NORWAY Author: Alister Doyle The world must curb soaring use of resources ranging from coal to co...