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ForestEthics a nonprofit environmental organization that was founded in 2000 to campaign to protect Endangered Forests.[1] It has staff in Canada, the United States and Chile. Cofounders include Tzeporah Berman ...

ForestEthics is a member of the Business Ethics Network and profiled in the WiserEarth database at: [1]

Do Not Mail list campaign

ForestEthics works to minimize the environmental damage caused by the direct mail and catalog-mailing industries. ForestEthics claims that each year junk mail production in the U.S. consumes more than 96.7 billion gallons of water, more than 100 million trees, and that the annual greenhouse-gas emissions from the production of junk mail are equal to those of 3.5 million cars. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the number of pieces of advertising mail (also known as "standard mail") sent annually has risen from 90.5 billion pieces in 2003 to 103.5 billion pieces in 2007. [2]

To decrease the impact of junk mail on the environment, on March 11, 2008 ForestEthics began promoting the institution of a national "Do Not Mail" list, which would be similar to the national "Do Not Call" list that already exists for telemarketers. The proposed Do Not Mail list would exempt nonprofit and political mail.[3] ForestEthics asks Americans to sign a petition available at demanding a national mailing registry that will give citizens control over the unsolicited coupons, credit cards, catalogs and advertisements that fill their mailboxes on a daily basis.[4]


Accessed September 2009: [5]

Directors (2003)

Accessed December 2008: [6]

Contact Information

San Francisco
One Haight Street, Suite B
San Francisco, California 94102
Phone: 415-863-4563

850 West Hastings, Suite 604
Vancouver, BC V6C 1E1
Phone: 604-331-6201

215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 425
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
Phone: 416-597-1904

Washington DC
1413 K Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-408-1561


Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. "About ForestEthics", accessed December 2007.
  2. Liz Galst Stop junk mail for good, December 17, 2007
  3. Telephone conversation between Anne Landman and Will Craven of ForestEthics on May 5, 2008
  4. ForestEthics ForestEthics Launches ‘Do Not Mail’ Campaign to Stop Junk Mail Press release. March 11, 2008
  5. Directors, ForestEthics, accessed September 25, 2009.
  6. 2003 Annual Report, ForestEthics, accessed December 1, 2008.
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