This spring, why not plant a tree in your yard or neighborhood? Planting a tree next to your home not only cuts cooling costs by providing shade during the summer but also reduces heating costs during the winter by supplying a windbreak. Trees also help clean the air and provide cost-effective ways of cooling our streets and parks in the high heat of summer.
This Forever® stamp is one of 16 stamps issued in 2011 that illustrate the simple things we can do to help the environment. You can find the entire set at usps.com/stamps—just search for “Go Green.”
The Go Green seeded postcards are available from The Postal Store. Click image for more info.
Keep in touch the “green” way this holiday season with postcards that your friends and loved ones can plant. Each set of Go Green postcards includes four postcards that sprout wildflowers when planted, as well as four Go Green stamps – no extra postage necessary!
With the release of the Go Green stamps in 2011, the U.S. Postal Service hoped to raise awareness of the simple actions that each of us can take to conserve natural resources and promote the health of our environment. The Postal Service is doing its part to go green by providing Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM mailing and shipping supplies, which meet established standards for human and environmental health and recyclability.
We have three sets of Go Green seeded postcards to give away. To enter all you have to do is send your name and address to uspsstamps [at] gmail [dot] com. Winners will be chosen at random. The deadline for entries is midnight, Monday, December 10. Good luck!
Nothing says summer like getting your hands dirty outside, which is exactly what the Go Green Postcards let you do! These pre-stamped, oversized cards come infused with wildflower seeds, so you can actually plant them—before or after they’ve been sent in the mail.
These beautiful cards are a fun, eco-friendly way to stay in touch with friends and brighten up your garden. Each set includes four 5×7-inch cards affixed with randomly selected Go Green stamps. The bold image on the front of each card is a testament to the vitality of summer.
It’s World Environment Day, and we’re taking this opportunity to remember some of our efforts to go green and help save the Earth.
Since 1972, the United Nations Environment Programme has used this day to push green initiatives worldwide. Countries around the globe celebrate by encouraging their citizens to take steps toward a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
With small changes to our daily routines, we can all make a huge impact! The Go Green (Forever®) stamps are a great reminder of ways to help keep our world clean and healthy for generations to come. What have you and your family done to reduce your environmental footprint?
It’s National Bike to Work (or School) Day—one of our favorite days of the year! With beautiful, spring weather spreading across the country, there’s no better time to shake up your morning commute by hopping on a bike. Avoid the headache of commuter traffic, get some exercise, and help the Earth—it’s a win-win proposition!
Did you bike to work this morning? Let us know about your experience in the comments.