One thing that I often think is that to “convert” people to be envionmentalists is to appeal to other emotions and characteristics they might have. Namely, laziness. Many of my friends are lazy and are unlikely to do anything worthwhile for the environment unless they get anything in return. I like finding things that grease life’s gears and make people’s lives easier while having a positive environmental/economic impact on a macro level.
One easy thing people can do that would benefit them greatly is reduce their credit card solicitations. Behold this awesome website I came across: Radical Guides: Radical Guide to Credit Cards: How to Stop Credit Card Solicitations
You can opt out of getting credit card solicitations, AND you can send a letter to each agency and let them know that you don’t want them sending your information out.
Since I think this is so extremely helpful, I’ve created templates for you in Word and PDF format. Simply open them, fill in your information, print them out, sign them, and send them off.
Also, send this link to your friends and family so they can do the same and save tons of paper AND protect their information.