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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Toward Sustainability

To readers and advertisers concerned about the unsustainability of editorial and environmental practices at The Oregonian:

The latest shameless display of hypocrisy last week by The Oregonian has inflamed concerns state-wide. The situation is a real problem and is spreading like global warming and benzene. The state's monopoly daily newspaper - owned by the out-of-state Newhouse billionaire brothers - seems unwilling to address its responsibility as one of Oregon's leading corporate environmental and editorial polluters.

The Oregonian's hypocrisy even threatens to alienate its core establishment advertisers and subscribers. With questions about Multiple-Standard Syndrome swirling about, into the void ...

The Oregonion delivers practical solutions to
The Oregonian's environmental problems.

Subscriber Action
Click here to cancel your Oregonian home delivery and start sharing with neighbors. If that's too much, get started by canceling home delivery of your Sunday edition that is overly rich in ads, whose saturation is tied directly to the spread of global warming and benzene.
Note: Do not vote for any measures offered by out-of-state customer service agents asking you to "donate" your unwanted copies to "education." That's just an ugly reverse Robin Hood trick - getting you to pony up more money to the Newhouses. It does not reduce global warming. It actually increases benzene. We don't need outsiders like Si and Donald Newhouse using our school kids to increase real environmental hazards. That would take Oregon backwards.
If you have under-utilized magazines - that you don't read cover to cover every month - cancel those subscriptions right away. Condé Nast magazine subscribers phone 1-800-825-2510 or click here to unsubscribe. You are guaranteed a 100% refund on all undelivered issues for subscriptions to titles such as: Vogue, W,, Glamour, Allure, Self, Jane, Teen Vogue, GQ, Details, Men's Vogue,, Architectural Digest, House & Garden, Brides, Modern Bride, Elegant Bride,, Lucky, Domino, Cookie, Golf Digest, Golf World, Golf for Women, Vanity Fair, Gourmet, Bon Appetit,, Condé Nast Traveler,, Wired,, Condé Nast Portfolio, The New Yorker. If that's too much, remember that by simply allowing your magazine subscriptions to lapse, you are taking a local action that has global environmental implications.

Advertiser Action
Thanks to a high-tech, carbon-neutral arrangement with the Institute for Sustainable Communication, The Oregonion is enabling advertisers in The Oregonian the opportunity to exercise newly-discovered corporate responsibility. Under our big-tent rule, out-of-state advertisers who patronize Condé Nast Magazines and other Newshouse monopoly newspapers are welcome to participate, too.

1. The Institute has agreed to determine the greenhouse emissions produced by ads you buy from the Newhouses: click here for the response form, or click here to email the Institute.

2. Learn about the environmental costs of your patronage of the Newhouse monopoly newspaper chain and the Newhouse glitz & glitter magazines, then share the information with others by posting it on this blog. Anonymity is acceptable.

3. You will then be offered a priority link to craigslist and a valuable corporate atonement opportunity to plant the correct amount of carbon-fixing invasive species like Bamboo, English Ivy, and Purple Loosestrife on Measure 37-claimed property, hand-chosen by 1000 Friends of Oregon.

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