FERNDALE, Mich., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 41pounds.org offers the perfect gift to help you share your simpler, eco-friendly lifestyle and your holiday spirit: the gift of a junk-free mailbox. The nonprofit 41pounds.org service stops your loved one's postal junk mail -- and keeps more trees in the forest. Gift certificates can be purchased and sent online at www.41pounds.org.
"We can't stop the bills from coming, but we can stop the junk mail," says 41pounds.org co-founder Sander DeVries. "The holiday season is the perfect time to clear away clutter and stress for your friends and family. 41pounds.org stops your junk mail and lets you specify which catalogs you want to stop receiving."
With 41pounds.org, you reduce household clutter, protect healthy forests and reduce global warming.
- More than 100 million trees are destroyed each year to produce junk mail.
- The world's temperate forests absorb 2 billion tons of carbon annually to help keep the planet cool and healthy.
- Junk mail produces more greenhouse gas emissions than 9 million cars.
Named for the amount of junk mail that the average American adult receives every year, 41pounds.org stops household junk mail by contacting dozens of direct mail companies to remove you from their marketing lists. The service covers everyone in your household for five years and costs $41, including a $15 donation to the environmental or community organization you choose. These partners include American Forests, Outward Bound, StopGlobalWarming.org, Carbonfund.org, Habitat for Humanity chapters and others. So, 41pounds.org also helps you put real "giving" into the gift-giving season.
Carbonfund.org President Eric Carlson said, "We are thrilled to partner with 41pounds.org, which provides a simple way to reduce one's impact on climate, while also supporting Carbonfund.org's programs and projects to reduce emissions and fight climate change globally."
Three brothers -- Sander DeVries, Tim Pfannes and Shane Pfannes -- started 41pounds.org in 2006 as a community service. Since then, 41pounds.org has stopped more than 12 million pounds of junk mail and donated more than $250,000 to nonprofit organizations.
To give a 41pounds.org gift or sign yourself up, go to http://www.41pounds.org.
In just a few short minutes, you can purchase a gift you'll feel great about giving -- and your loved one will appreciate every day.