Posts Tagged ‘catalog choice’


I mentioned this earlier in passing, but I want to give it its own post. CatalogChoice is a site where you can opt out of catalogs. It takes 10 weeks, and I hope it really works. Sitting down with the 15 catalogs that came today and declining them one by one on CatalogChoice is deeply satisfying.

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Today I a) gave money to Heifer International on behalf of various people we’re giving (not-giving) presents to,and b) signed up for Catalog Choice, using the pile of today’s 11 catalogs to decline to get any more.

This was good. But after my comments about plastic earlier, it reminds me I need to a) write a puzzled post about carbon offsets, which seem like indulgences, where you buy yourself out of the guilt of using fossil fuels, and b) to be more humble. Later.

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