Reusing Office Paper

The office where I work wastes a lot of paper. I think this is a byproduct of being a newspaper. Sure, we have big recycle bins in the hallway where we dump all the printoffs we no longer need. But we print several pages a day to edit stories we could just as easily mark…

Losing My 41 Pounds of Paper Waste

Remember when I wrote that post about the awesome 41Pounds.org in Ferndale? On April 27, I paid $41 to have the nonprofit work to keep me off junk mail lists for five years and to have a third of that cost donated to a charity (I chose one of my new fave news organizations Grist)….

You’ve been pre-approved!

How much of your mail is junk that you don’t give a second look to before tossing in the trash or recycle bin? I would venture to guess that at least half of mine is either bright white envelopes with mysterious return addresses trying to convince me to be impressed that I was approved for…