Tuesday, June 28, 2011

You’ve Got (Green) Mail: Janique Madison Applauds USPS for its “Go Green” Forever Stamps

The United States Postal Service is now taking part in helping provide a greener environment by issuing eco-friendly mailing materials and stamps. Businesswoman and green activist Janique Madison recently used one of the 16 “Go Green” Forever stamps from USPS that show simple that can be done to promote the health of the environment.

The stamps, designed by San Francisco artist Eli Noyes, feature people of all ages carrying out low-cost and free actions that have an immediate positive impact on the environment, from commuting using public transportation to composting and recycling. As part of The Postal Service’s social awareness issue for 2011, the stamps are also made from biodegradable and recyclable materials.

The messages on the stamps are all common sense, but at the same time, are great reminders every now and then. Among Janique Madison’s favorites are the following:

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• Plant trees stamp. Trees produce oxygen, remove carbon dioxide and contaminants in the air, and provide a healthy habitat for birds and other forms of wildlife.

• Use public transportation stamp. Ms. Madison herself commutes to and from work, and rides her bicycle during weekends when she has errands to do. Taking the bus or train, or carpooling instead of driving one's own car saves gas and money while helping reduce pollution.

• Recycle stamp. One of the simplest ways people can do to help save Mother Earth is by recycling. Recycling just one aluminum can reduces waste and saves enough money to run a computer for three hours.

For more green nuggets of wisdom, visit JaniqueGoff.LiveJournal.com.

From Janique Goff