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Let your fingers do your walking online. 
Consider if you really need a paper phone book. If not, call to stop phone book delivery and use an online directory instead. Some estimate that telephone books make up almost ten percent of waste at dump sites. And if you still receive the book, don’t forget to recycle your old volumes. Put phone books on your no-call list.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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11:26AM PDT on May 8, 2013


2:22AM PDT on May 7, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

4:15PM PST on Jan 30, 2013


3:00AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Thank you

6:29PM PST on Jan 25, 2013


1:01PM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Thanks for this Ronnie C. I will probably be opting out, even though I put the old books to good use or recycle, as the print is getting extremely small. I have to use a magnifying glass and 'my eyes are good'. I guess I shouldn't complain as I know the phone co. is trying to cut down on
the paper they use.

6:13AM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

Great thinking!

2:19PM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

I have not maintained having a phone book for over 10 years as they are big and bulky and most heavily burdening!

12:49PM PDT on Aug 17, 2012


8:54AM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

good idea

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