USPS: Go Green with New Commemorative Stamp Collection

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While the United States Postal Service (USPS) has an impressive track record of embracing green technology in the collection, handling, and distribution of mail, the newly released Go Green Commemorative Stamp Collection, in observance of Green Day, give their effort a broader dimension and puts their mission into clearer perspective for the general public. This “forever” collection features a pane of sixteen stamps that illustrate eight ways that we can all do our part to save the environment. The Go Green stamps depict caricaturistic images that target common areas of concern, such as conservation, energy-efficiency, and recycling. This stamp collection shines a the spotlight on things anyone can do, like buy local produce and reuse shopping bags, turn off lights when not in use, or plant a tree, just to name a few. “We could have shown big concepts or broad-stroke initiatives, like wind power and solar power,” says William Gicker, creative director of Stamp Development, but we wanted to send the message that each one of us can take small, everyday steps to make our world a greener place.” Go Green Stamps illustrates numerous ways we could help nuture the environment:

  • Buy local produce and reuse bags
  • Fix water leaks
  • Share rides
  • Choose to walk
  • Compost
  • Let nature do the work
  • Recycle more
  • Ride a bike
  • Plant a tree
  • Use public transportation
  • Use efficient light bulbs
  • Adjust the thermostat
  • Maintain tire pressure
  • Insult the home

The US Postal Service Has A  Long Track Record Of Green Initiatives

The USPS has been concern with the environment before it was popular. According to Gicker, “we have a major recycling programs. Across the organization, we have been trying to reduce our carbon footprint. It’s both a cost saving and an evironmental effort.” The USPS has been using electric vehicle to transport mail for over a  hundred years. The Green Roof on top of the Morgan Processing and Distribution Center, in Buffalo, New York, is the first created by the the Service
and at 109,000 square feet, nearly two acres, it is one of the largest in the country. In collaboration with McDonough, Braungart, Design Chemistry (MBDC) the USPS was awarded Cradle-to-Cradle Certification for ecologically-intelligent packaging design.

Artist, Eli Noyes lives the life he Illustrates

The task of raising public awareness to our shared responsibility to the environment, in a user-friendly manner, fell in the arms of Art Director, Derry Noyes. In search of an artist who could communicate this message properly, she knew just where to go. Green technology is not foreign to Eli Noyes, her brother, noted San Francisco animator and illustrator. The topics of the Go Green Stamps are said to come from his life experience. “I go to farmer’smarket,” he proclaims.  “OK, farmers market stamp. I compost. Compost stamp.”  Noyes and his wife, Alice, grow vegetables
behind their solar paneled home in Noe Valley.

What do you think about new Go Green Stamps? Do you think that commonplace meduim, the postage stamp,  which measures 1.225 in. x 1.225,  can be effective in addressing other issues regarding the environment?

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