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Old 03-14-2010, 05:07 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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Yesterday I got a glossy, roughly two by three foot sized, useless map of the USA from the Sierra Club. It is colorful, but has no real value whatsoever. Included are two years' worth of tiny calendars, also on glossy type paper, although recycled. The sales letter is on heavy card stock, not regular paper. This reminds me of the endless preprinted address labels I get in the mail that I don't ask for, along with a request for a donation. Conservation anyone?
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:32 AM
 
Location: mid wyoming
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The Sierra club is like Peta and Human Society among a long list of others. It has the agenda's that are on parade for the public to milk money out for bogus ideals presented. And in the backroom is various buddy deals,side deals and the true agendas. If anyone will take the time to dig, you can find out a lot about these fakes. Most are for good intending people with little attention spans and easy money giving wanting a fast "feel good" feeling without doing much to tax themselves, and have something to boast with their friends about so they can be part of the in crowd also.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:34 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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Wouldn't be the only useless thing about Sierra Club
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Not a fan myself either. Look to local organizations for something more useful where you can see real results.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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Amazing.

And these people expect everyone to take them seriously.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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These type of organizations have always been " do as we say, not as we do....just send us your $$".

Enough people must fall for it to make these mailings worth their cost/waste for the Sierra Club.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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No map received here, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone else received something useless from them. Sierra Club is a bag of d*cks...
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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I take the original envelope, the glossy enclosure(s), the return mail poll card, the donation appealing letter, etc, etc, and manage to stuff them all into the prepaid business return envelope (the one that asks you to use your own stamp - I let them pay). I have a rubber stamp that has a tree with a face holding up his "arms," that says "Help! Save a Tree! Take Me Off Of Your Mailing List!" I stamp the fat envelope all over and send it back.

Back in the pre-recycle days, and before I got the stamp, I used to write on the envelope "Put this in your landfill, not mine."

You know I haven't used that stamp for a couple of years. I used to get a lot of stuff but no more. Guess the stamp worked. I work for and support local activities where I can see the results.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:07 PM
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You can also sign up at Catalog Choice - Control the catalogs you receive in the mail for free to request catalos stop being sent to you. And I am pretty sure I saw Sierra Club as one of the choices. I really like the stamp idea though, pretty cool.
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:21 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I just had to chime in to say that I misread the subject line as "Anyone else get a useless MAN from the Sierra Club?" LOL!
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