A call to Action

A call to Action

We’ve talked about us. Now — what can you do?

Ship green with USPS

When you order a product online, choose the Postal Service to deliver it. We are already coming to your house six days a week, so it’s not an extra trip for us.

Skip the trip to the Post Office

There are many ways you can skip the trip to the Post Office and ship online at usps.com. ƒƒ

  • Print postage-paid shipping labels with Click-N-Ship
  • ƒƒ Schedule a free Package Pickup — www.usps.com/pickup
  • ƒƒBuy stamps and order supplies

Recycle mail

Most mail is recyclable mixed paper — so don’t forget to recycle.

Are you a green mailer?

Direct marketing can be a cost-effective way to reach your customers. We have some green ideas:

  • ƒƒRegularly update and improve your mailing list — check out our Address Quality Services at https://www.usps.com/business/address-quality-services.htm.
  • ƒƒUse research to target your customers.
  • ƒƒUse recycled materials.
  • ƒƒChoose paper that is certified by organizations such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council.
  • ƒƒDesign your mailings to be recyclable. Use waterbased inks and uncoated paper stock.
  • ƒƒ Print double-sided.
  • ƒƒ Ask your customers to recycle the mailing once they’ve read it.
  • ƒƒ And contact us at sustainability@usps.gov.

Tips for Going Green

  1. Adjust the thermostat
  2. Use public transportation
  3. Walk
  4. Combine trips by car so you travel less often
  5. Turn off lights not in use and choose efficient light bulbs
  6. Recycle more — check to see your local waste services options
  7. Maintain tire pressure on your car — it saves on fuel
  8. Insulate your home
  9. Compost
  10. Share rides

Go Green Family Activity Kit

Go Green Family Activity Kit Image
The Go Green Family Activity Kit is filled with fun for everyone! The kit includes a colorful 13 1/2 x 19-inch poster, a pad of 15 fold and mail stationery (no envelope needed), a sheet of 16 Go Green Forever® stamps, PLUS a special code to access online games.
Hang up the poster and check off green activities; use the stationery to mail green tips to friends; play online games that are fun for childrenand adults. Enjoy going green together! Made in the USA.

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