Saturday, November 24, 2007

Alternatives to Bottled Water

Think Outside the Bottle, an initiative of Corporate Accountability International (http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/cms/), urges all consumers to choose tap water over bottled water. Bottled water travels many miles from the source, results in the burning of massive amounts of fossil fuels, and contributes to the billions of plastic bottles ending up in our landfills. Take the pledge to show your support for access to clean and safe public water systems at http://www.thinkoutsidethebottle.org/.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Easy Way to Reduce Your Junk Mail

A coalition of environmental groups has introduced a free Web site: http://cataloguechoice.net/ that allows people to remove themselves from more than 1,000 mailing lists. Since it opened for business on Oct. 9, Catalog Choice has helped more than 165,000 people opt out of almost 1.7 million catalogs, the groups say. The Web site, which collects names and then contacts the catalog companies to have people removed from mailing lists, is operated by the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Ecology Center