Just this morning I had to rip up the zillionth letter I’ve gotten from some anonymous agency somewhere out in Arizona urging me to reconsolidate my student loan (something I did years ago.) I tossed it into the recycling bin without further ado.
Now a start-up company called Greendimes promises to put an end to this incessant barrage of junkmail. For $3 a month, or a dime a day, the staff at GD will do the legwork to get you off of mailing lists and other pesky databases that flood your postbox with unnecessary paper. And each month they will plant a tree on your behalf through collaboration with Trees for the Future.
So not only will you be putting a dent in the estimated 100 million trees chopped down every year to generate junkmail, you will become the proud parent of 12 saplings for each year you subscribe to Greendimes.
I can’t think of a nicer Christmas present than a brood of baby trees and no junkmail to boot. Of course, you can’t for ethical reasons sign someone else up (hey, some people actually enjoy credit card correspondence). But there is a gift membership that allows you to spread the anti-consumption glee.
Check out this interview with Greendime’s founder, Pankaj Shah.