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Are you tired of having to sort through your mail only to find that it is constantly filled with junk? Are you furious at the anonymous entity with a data bank who sold your information to a company you never heard of before? Truth is, most of us are.

It’s almost nerve racking to picture all of the automatically-generated insurance offers, clothing catalogues, donation requests, pre-approved credit card offers, advertisements for that snow shovel you bought five years ago, etc. Luckily, Tompkins County has come up with a great program that can save you from sorting through junk mail on a day-to-day basis. The program is called Catalog Choice and its a win-win for you and the environment. By signing up, you get to block unwanted mail, and at the same time, that junk mail gets properly recycled before it even reaches your hands.

Too good to be true? Actually, it is true and it's really good. The only thing you have to do is sign up HERE, and then choose what you want to stop receiving. At the end of the day, you will not only be helping out the environment by recycling efficiently, but you will also be sending a clear message to these companies about what you want and don’t want to receive.

Lastly, and probably the best part about all of this, is that the Catalog Choice program works directly with over 4,000 companies to opt you out of any undesired data broker. This means that not only are you preventing wasteful use of paper, but also making sure your personal information is properly handled. Who knew, being green can also protect your personal info from unwanted solicitors!

R5 proudly supports this program because of its good-spirited green nature. Recyclemania is underway here at Cornell, which is why every single effort to reduce waste counts, a lot. So go ahead, take the challenge and sign up for the Tompkins County Catalog Choice program. At the end of the day, your mailbox will look cleaner and become greener. Get rid of junk mail, sign up now!

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