The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is encouraging Hoosiers
to make easy environmentally-responsible changes in their habits, beginning
with junk mail.
According to a statement released by IDEM, reducing the amount of junk mail
is one of the recommendations of the Hoosiers Care initiative, a
collaboration of five state agencies: IDEM, the Office of Energy and
Defense, the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, and the Indiana Housing
and Community Development Authority.
There are several programs allowing households to opt out of national junk
mail and credit card campaigns. Visit
Another way to cut back on the amount of paper contributed to landfills is
to sign up for paperless billing, the statement change. This change will
allow your bills to be delivered through cyberspace and into your e-mail
inbox instead of your home’s mail box.
“Our wallets and our environment can be improved by making a simple change
in how much paper we receive in the mail,” IDEM Commissioner Tom Easterly
said. “Multiply individual actions by 6 million Hoosiers and the amount of
paper saved will really add up.”
To learn more about environmentally friendly and energy conservation tips or
to take the Hoosier Care pledge, visit