Saturday, August 29, 2009

Gratuitous Eco-Evangelism

I just got an email from somebody which had the following *footer*:

For the record, I almost never print anything out. When I look up driving directions, I go so far as to grab a scrap of paper and transcribe the map. Those pricey toners just go too fast.

So I certainly don't need anyone invoking *the environment* as a reason not to print out an email ON MY PRINTER.

How about I create my own preachy email footer?

Follow Jesus or you'll burn in hell!

I seriously doubt many people would enjoy seeing that admonition every single time I write them.

My wife informs me that at her company, that same message is now appended to every corporate email. This I can sort of understand because the aggregate toner and paper wage slaves probably waste.

And she also informs me that she STILL just prints whatever the heck she wants!

*Saving trees* is in neither her job description nor our religion.

Atta girl!


Taylor Conant said...


Maybe these people just like unemployment?

Conserving paper printed from trees specially grown to produce paper just puts the paper foresters and paper mill workers out of work.

CaptiousNut said...


But furthermore...

A couple of years ago I read an article about how paper/forestry companies in Maine, due to their losses from consumer *recycling*, that they were chopping down their lumber and instead of replanting....


That's right, recyclers are tree killers.