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Global Earth Hour Christchurch New Zealand

Gidday,

Christchurch on the south Island of New Zealand is joining some other major cities around the world on Saturday March 29th 2008 for the first Global Earth Hour. The city will turn it’s lights off for one hour that day to take a stand against climate change. Other cities to join the 2008 initiative include Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, Chicago and Manila and pledges are growing around the world.

Earth Hour started last year in Sydney Australia which was an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund(WWF) and The Sydney Morning Herald. More than 2 million Sydney residents joined Earth Hour causing a 10.2% drop in energy usage across the Sydney CBD, according to Energy Australia.

Christchurch is the first city to join in from New Zealand.

We encourage any person, business or city to make a difference by joining Global Earth Hour 2008.

Cheerio,
Margot

Niwot and Boulder High Schools up for Junk Mail Challenge

Gidday,

Youth ClassAction organizer, Charlee Dyroff has 4 local Niwot and Boulder Schools signed up for the stopthejunkmail.com December Challenge, Boulder High, Niwot High, Fairview High and Peak to Peak.

ClassAction is gearing up for the December Challenge from the 10th to 15th. If you would like your school to be involved in helping your local community opt out of postal junk mail, protect our environment and plant trees with American Forests Organization it’s very simple to get your school involved.

Become a part of ClassAction
You can Contact Charlee if you would like to become a member of the ClassAction Youth Group and be a part of their stopthejunkmail.com challenge.

Stopthejunkmail.com School Partnership Program
Contact stopthejunkmail.com to get involved in funding your own independant school programs. All you need is an application form to benefit from our schools partnership program. You can be a part of an ongoing daily partnership.

Cheerio,
Margot

Stopthejunkmail.com Members of the BBB

Gidday,

We were thrilled here at www.stopthejunkmail.com to be invited to become a Better Business Bureau Member. We have been in business in Colorado since 2001 and we were happy to receive the recognition from our local Denver Business Relations Specialist here at our offices in Boulder.

We have worked hard, over the years, at helping consumers better define their direct mail preferences and opt out of postal junk mail. We advocate Consumer Privacy, protecting the environment, saving precious resources in our communities by helping consumers remove their personal information from mailing lists.

Earlier this year we launched our new logo and improved website so it is absolutely brilliant to be able to highlight our efforts by being affiliated with the BBB.

Cheerio,
Margot

Be Green Smart – Free Electronics Recycling Days in Boulder

Saturday October 13, 2007 8:00am – 1:00pm Free Electronics Recycling Days.

It was a cooler day in Boulder but sunny as usual. We could feel the fall day in the air. The Daily Camera had a advertisement about the second recycling electronics for free. The ultimate junk mail bigot’s idea of opting out of all your old electronics equipment and giving you the space for the new.

What a great way to keep the landfills from filling up with this old electronics gear that is no longer wanted. The person we spoke with indicated that some will go to goodwill, re-sell some and recycle the rest. We decided to unload a bunch of circa 1990′s monitors, laptops a printer and an old TV.

The event ran from 8am to 1pm and we got there about 9:30am. The line was already about 100 or more cars and the line when right down the road. It was a 1 hour wait to get to the point where we could open the back of the car and let out the gear. One folks running the recycling event (Western Disposal and Executive Recycling) indicated that in the first hour the bins they thought they would fill through out the day were filled by the end of the first hour. They felt bad they were not properly equipped to handle the popularity for the second annual event. They had four 18 wheeler trucks (or fat trucks as my kids call them) and loaded them directly from the cars pulling up. I guess that is why it took so long!

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Cars Lined up waiting to unload the junk

Western Disposal accepts electronics for a fee at their trash and recycle center year-round. Do the right thing, and dispose of your electronics safely, in an environmentally acceptable manner and free of charge.

Bill