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. 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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, you’re saving—period.
Suddenly small steps seem pretty big.
Best of all, once you’ve started thinking—and acting—green, you’ll feel proud that you’ve been part of a big change. “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.