one of the issues is that I live in San Francisco. I am not really able to make it out to DC to deliver/do anything to headquarters directly. The question is who to send the packages, emails, photoshopped photos to... Thoughts?
Cancel your subscription and make sure all responsible are made aware of your reason.
Perhaps Nat Geo could come up with a more secure and earth friendly way to ensure that their inserts do not get lost in the mail.
In Thailand we receive Nat Geo in brown(recycled) paper wrap.
Well, what's the alternative? Paper bags do not seem to do a good job of keeping the magazines protected from the elements (to which they are exposed all the time when home delivered).
Recyclable containers..... and take your own bags to supermarket...
recyclable containers and take your own bags to supermarket....
Lowe's also has bins for plastic bags, batteries, cell phones and recyclable light bulbs. Most grocery stores also sell reusable grocery bags for about $1.00, with their logo.
Plastic is recyclable, and I am certainly not going to fly to DC every month to pick up my magazine with a reusable grocery bag.
Could you gather some used bags and tie them together to ring the National Geographic building? Would be a good way to show how many bags are used eg. this took X bags, but NG uses XX every month.
That's basically what i was going to suggest! I remember when the magazine was delivered in a brown paper sleeve. I guess someone a long time ago thought the magazines were getting wet if the mailman was delivering in the rain? I don't recall any soggy issues.
That would be a great way to show them to stop.
Better yet, let's get Nat Geo to give up paper altogether. They were great mags when we all didn't know just how much damage we were causing. Now that we know, we ought to be forcing them to invest in carbon credits or conservation credit units in order to offset their monthly production cycle. The truth is that we don't need to teach them this lesson; they know it already. But they are making money hand over fist like all the others and they need to start taking responsibility for their actions. Hell, it would probably buy them more customers!
I'm such an idiot. Because I didn't think of that. 100% this---^
Put several of their plastic bags filled with petitions inside a fake bird and fish to demonstrate the effect their bags have on wildlife.
Get rid of the plastic! We're choking on it.
It's our responsability to save the Earth.
Nothing should come through the post wrapped in plastic!