Forest Fairy Princess

Do y'all know what GreenDimes are? When I think of that, it brings to mind the oldandmoldy dimes I used to find and pick up off the street (or anywhere for that matter) when I was a kid. (Ok, I still pick up random change. Shhhh.)

These Green Dimes are different, though. This is actually a company that, when you sign up for it, gets you off of junk mailing lists and those freakin' credit card offer lists (You can also buy a membership for someone else, of course. That would be cool to go in together with a friend/spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend.). I can't tell you how much I hate junk mail. And another thing I hadn't thought about is that the less junk mail you receive, the less chance of someone stealing your identity. All of that junk mail stuff usually has personal info on it. I think about that when I'm throwing it away, momentarily, but I never knew what to do about it until now. It seems identity theft is getting easier for the theives all the time. I, for one, don't want to make it any easier for them.

They also plant trees. Now, I've never been a tree-hugger type of person. (I mean that in the nicest way.) The older I get, though, the more concerned I am about the mind-boggling amount of waste produced by not only this country, but also other countries. We are running out of our natural resources at an alarming rate. When we sign up with GreenDimes, we not only get ourselves off those irritating junk mail lists, but also 12 trees will be planted and we'll stop 280 gallons of water from being wasted just because we joined. I've never heard of a service like this before. It's so different that I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.

I never really appreciated trees until I moved to the subdivision where I live now. The builders stripped the land of all the trees before they built these houses, so now, if you want trees, you have to plant them yourself and then wait the 20 or so years for them to grow, unless you want to buy a more mature tree, which I'm told is a bit pricey (for me anyway). When I was younger, every place I lived was overrun with trees. I climbed trees. I played forestfairyprincess in the midst of the trees in my backyard. I miss trees.

Once I get some money, this might be something I actually do.



Blogger evilfix said...

just wanted to say hey robyn :) i never get to talk to you anymore :(

i really miss you

December 15, 2006 5:59 AM  
Blogger Anias Nin said...

I miss you too. Y'know, you could call me sometime.

December 15, 2006 7:38 AM  

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