Earth Day Tip: Changing Your Address Online Can Have a Huge Impact on the Environment

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Over 46 million Americans move every year - that creates a lot of waste and takes a toll on the environment. Even a small thing like making a special trip to the post office just to change your address has a big environmental impact. That's over 46 million paper forms a year and not to mention the wasted gas and extra time used to drive to and fro. And more than 20,000 trees are needed to produce these forms. There's something you can do, change your address online at http://www.usps.com

Over 46 million Americans move every year - that creates a lot of waste and takes a toll on the environment. Even a small thing like making a special trip to the post office just to change your address has a big environmental impact. That's over 46 million paper forms a year!

Here are the facts: about 168 million pieces of paper are used each year to produce these forms, equaling 21,000 trees, and many tons of CO2. Not to mention the wasted gas and extra time used to drive to and fro.

This Earth Day, the United States Postal Service is asking all movers to change their address online at http://www.usps.com. It's an easy and convenient way to change your address that saves time, energy and natural resources like oil and trees.

Be sure to pass this simple tip along to friends and family who are moving and need to change their address.

Remember, changing your address online at usps.com is good for you and the environment. It's an easy way to do your part this Earth Day.

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