So, you’d like to participate in a “Go Green” experience, but you just don’t know how.

Here’s where we’ll post a few simple ways to begin.

For example: What do you do with all those unsolicited catalogs, credit card offers, and insurance offers? Well, if you’re anything like me, they go directly from the mailbox to the recycling bin.

What a waste of resources!

Think not only about the trees, but the printing expenses and the mail carriers’ time and effort (although admittedly, it is a million dollar source of revenue for the USPS).

So, how can you stop the madness?

To stop the mountains of credit card and insurance offers, visit this site: https://www.optoutprescreen.com. To opt-out of these offers, you’ll be asked for your name, address, birth date, and Social Security number. Don’t worry; the source of these unsolicited mailings are lists sold to these marketers by the four credit-reporting bureaus: Equifax, Experian, TransUnion, and Innovis. You can opt out for five years or permanently, but you must follow the opt-out procedure for each adult member of your family.

–MSNBC Today Money

To stop unsolicited catalogs contact the vendor directly or go to the Direct Marketers Association website and read through their Mail Service Preference tips at http://www.dmaconsumers.org/offmailinglist.html.

So, that’s a start. Stay tuned for more.

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