Earth Calendar for July 13th & 14th

Jul 13, 2012

Junk mail is more than an annoyance. It clogs landfills, our mailboxes, and costs millions of trees and millions of tax dollars every year.

In fact, junk mail creates four million tons of preventable waste annually and the enormous waste generated by unwanted mail has a big negative impact. It costs taxpayers $320 million in disposal fees annually, destroys 62 million trees, creates 28 billion gallons of wastewater per year and fills 3% of America’s landfills.   44% percent is unopened, unread and trashed.  Most junk mail companies get your name and information from just a few major mailing lists. By removing your name and information from these lists, you can cut the majority of the junk mail that overloads your mailbox and help to ease this wasteful practice.  You can end unsolicited credit card offers by telling the major credit agencies not to sell your information to direct mail and credit card companies by calling the national credit reporting agencies at 1 888 5OPTOUT (or 1-888-567-8688) 24 hours a day.   The Federal Trade Commission offers several ways to stop unsolicited advertising.  Visit  the website and add your name to the Do Not Mail List maintained by This is a free service.  By taking these steps, you can free up space in your mailbox, save millions of trees and reduce waste that ends up in our landfills. 

 On Our Calendar:  Around the world, since the dawn of mankind, people have looked to plants and nature for the cure to all manner of illness. Medicinal knowledge has been passed down and expanded upon as our understanding of science and the human body has deepened. Homegrown medicine gardening is empowering, exciting and a beautiful addition to any yard. Join Marvin’s Organic Gardens and explore several incredibly unique and useful plants that you can grow and use to alleviate many common maladies. July 21st, 9:00 am utill noon at Cincinnati’s Civic Garden Center. All proceeds from this event will go toward supporting Marvin's Organic Gardens' mission in the African Congo to promote Edible Food Forests. More information at their website.