Send a virtual postcard to the US Forest Service at to support an effective policy to protect our national forests.
Reduce Junk mail. Send a letter to the Direct Marketing Association, Mail Preference Service, PO Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008 asking to remove your name from mailing lists.
Buy one forest friendly alternative to an everyday product. Some suggestions: avoid paper cups by investing in a reusable travel mug, buy stationary from tree-free paper or recycled paper with at least 50% post-consumer waste, or share a newspaper or magazine subscription with a friend.
Make a commitment to purchase only wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC); ask for them at The Home Depot.
Pick two actions from the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” list and commit to doing them this year. Next year pick two more!
Even More Ways to Save Paper!
Take your name off direct mail lists.
Use both sides of paper – for writing, copying and printing.
Buy recycled paper processed without the use of chlorine: Neenah Paper (recycled paper – environment section), Conservatree – Paper for the Environment, ReThink Paper (paper selector tools)
Recycle used paper.
Make smaller documents – print two on each sheet of paper and cut it in half.
Use old envelopes, brochures & mailers that are printed on a single side for scrap paper.
Reuse wrapping paper.
Unused envelopes that are glued together can be separated! They will open right up once they come under a hair dryer or simply place them in a microwave for a minute.
Use handkerchiefs/cloth napkins/cloth towels instead of tissue paper/paper napkins/paper towels.
If you must use paper napkins or towels, use only one at a time instead of grabbing a handful.
Use a canvas bag for lunches and shopping.
Buy used books – Advanced Book Exchange, Half.com.
Use telecommunications and computer media whenever possible.
In Microsoft Word, go to File/Print. In the lower right-hand corner, find the Zoom box. Change the Pages per Sheet selection to 2 or 4 pages.