On April 14th, the U.S. Postal Service issued its latest social awareness stamp: Go Green. The sheet of 16 Forever stamps details 16 actions to promote the health of our environment. These are:
GO GREEN- reduce our environmental footprint usa…step by step
Buy local produce and reuse bags
Fix water leaks
Turn off lights not in use
Choose to walk
Let nature do the work (drying clothes)
Ride a bike
Plant trees’ insulate the home
Use public transportation
Use efficient light bulbs
Adjust the thermometer
Maintain tire pressure
These stamps can be ordered online at usps.com/green and are available now at the HP Post Office.
Did you know? “The US Postal Service has been environmentally friendly since 1899 when it tested the first electric vehicle in Buffalo, NY. Today, the agency operates more than 44,000 alternative fuel capable mail delivery vehicles across the country, including ethanol, biodiesel, compressed natural gas and electric. Since 2005, USPS has increased its use of alternative fuels 133 percent, and since 2003, has reduced its facility energy use 28 percent. The Postal Service chose the Go Green stamps as this year’s social awareness stamps to help raise awareness about helping the environment”. http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2011/pr11_036.htm
To learn more about USPS sustainability initiatives, visit the USPS green newsroom andusps.com/green.