Seasons greetings! We hope that you have much to be grateful for, even at the end of a grueling year. We're grateful for you, and your support - which keeps our free service online (can you chip in to help us start 2021 strong?).
Simplify the Holidays! Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, American households generate 25% more waste than usual. This year, let's focus on what really matters: the people and the planet that we love. Here are some ideas to reduce waste and spread joy this season:
- Give the gift of an empty mailbox! Collect your friends' unwanted catalogs and use Catalog Choice to submit opt-out requests on their behalf!
- More ideas? Our friends at Center for Biological Diversity have put together a series of commercial-free gift guides to help you put presence over presents. Take a look!
Our Year In Review! In the first 11 months of 2020, the Catalog Choice community processed over 380,000 opt-out requests - representing environmental savings of 6,000 tons of wood, 1,000 tons of paper waste, 30,000 tons of CO2, and 50 million gallons of water. What an impact! Can you contribute to help grow our impact in 2021?
Paper or Plastic? Catalog Choice is a program of The Story of Stuff Project, a nonprofit dedicated to changing the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff so that it's more healthy, sustainable, and just. This year, The Story of Stuff Project released our first feature length documentary, "The Story of Plastic," on Discovery Channel. To learn more about the film and find ways to watch, visit storyofplastic.org! Plus, connect with The Story of Stuff Project on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to join our work to end the plastic pollution crisis.
Your Support Matters: Catalog Choice is a free service, and we plan to keep it that way. But to do so, we depend on your support. Can you make a contribution today? We know not everyone is in a position to give, and that's OK. But if you have a few dollars to send our way, you'll be helping us fight waste, save trees, and make room for the good things in life. Every dollar helps us meet our $20,000 end-of-year goal!
We wish you well! From all of us at Catalog Choice and The Story of Stuff Project, have a safe and happy holiday season - and as always, thank you for being part of our community.
The Catalog Choice team