United States Postal Service Launches “Go Green” Postage Stamps
As part of the “Go Green” commitment at the U.S. Postal Service, they announced today the launch of a series of 16 Go Green stamps, showing simple actions each of us can do to conserve natural resources and promote the health of our environment.
A Positive Image on the Environment
Designed for those that feel as if there’s not much one person can do to make a positive impact on the environment—these stamps, appropriately named the Go Green (Forever®) stamps—illustrate simple things we each can do every day. With only a few small changes to the way we live, we can encourage environmental sustainability trends. We can protect water quality and reduce the harmful trend of global warming.
Go green stamps
Go Green is the Postal Service’s social awareness issue for 2011. Award-winning animator, filmmaker, and illustrator Eli Noyes worked with Art Director Derry Noyes on his first stamp project, using a colorful, playful style to convey the message that every American can take simple actions to conserve energy and improve the environment. These Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.
Actions to Go Green
These stamps are made in the USA and encourage the following actions to go green:
- Out of milk? Walk or bike to the store.
- Repair that drippy faucet—the noise was driving you crazy, anyway.
- Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs and conserve electricity.
- Put on a sweater instead of turning up the thermostat.
- Sun dry your sheets—they’ll smell wonderful!
- Recycling just one aluminum can reduces waste—and saves enough energy to run a computer for three hours. Multiply that by 10—or 200—cans.
- When choosing a cause to give back, consider green charities and make your donations go further.
- Simple insulation like caulking or weather stripping pays for itself with reduced utility bills within one year.
- Properly inflating your car tires improves gas mileage by as much as three percent. You’re not just saving the environment and working to prevent climate change, you’re saving—period.
- Bloggers can effect change in a positive way for the environment. A website philanthropist can do more. An activist, for example, might seek to bring about change at a local level if she does not approve of the use of land resources in her hometown.
Reduce Climate Change
Suddenly small steps seem pretty big. The cost of stamps is not high. Forever stamps from the U.S. postal service are just one way you can go green.
Best of all, once you’ve started thinking—and acting—green, you’ll feel proud that you’ve been part of a big change for our environment. “Home” just got greener. Thanks to everyone and anyone that chooses green in their every day actions, whether at home or at the office. Go green and make a difference.