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Stop Your Junk Mail and Let the Earth Keep the Trees

This year, celebrate Earth Day by clearing the clutter of junk mail from your home with the service. Named for the amount of junk mail the average American receives every year, stops postal junk mail and unwanted catalogs. It's an easy way to clear off your desk and reclaim your mailbox. You'll also keep more trees in the forest doing what they do best: providing oxygen for us to breathe and absorbing carbon to cool the planet.

"The celebration of Earth Day reminds each of us that we can make small changes that improve our daily lives AND improve the health of the planet," says co-founder Sander DeVries. "We founded as a nonprofit service to stop the deluge of junk mail and catalogs, and to provide a simple, meaningful way for people to reduce our impact on the environment."

With, you can reduce household clutter and reduce global warming:

  • The average adult spends 70 hours a year dealing with junk mail.
  • The world's temperate forests absorb 2 billion tons of carbon annually to help keep the planet cool and healthy.
  • More than 100 million trees are destroyed each year to create junk mail.
  • Junk mail produces more greenhouse gas emissions than 2.8 million cars.
  • Junk mail wastes 28 billion gallons of water annually. donates more than 1/3 of your fee to the environmental or community organization you choose. These partners include, Trees for the Future,, Habitat for Humanity chapters, Sierra Business Council, Center for a New American Dream and others.

"At Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley, we're always searching for new ways to bring Greener practices to our organization and our community," said Robert Freiri, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley. "By partnering with, we're reducing the waste of resources involved in producing and shipping junk mail, and we're raising money to build energy- efficient homes in existing neighborhoods. It's one good cause helping another!" stops household junk mail by contacting dozens of direct mail companies to remove everyone in your household from marketing lists. Three brothers -- Sander DeVries, Tim Pfannes and Shane Pfannes -- started in 2006.

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