Dear Michael Brune, or, Thoughts on a Sierra Club Mailing

I received this huge envelope of junk from Michael Brune, of the Sierra Club.

And it kind of hacked me off. So I made a video about it.

I should have called it ‘Save the Homeless Pandas’.

Yes, it’s a bit snarky. But no less true for it.

John Muir rolls over in his grave every time the Sierra Club uses these trashy direct mail campaigns. At this rate, he’s spinning like a top.

And I’d wager that for each overstuffed envelope sent by this ‘conservation’ organization, we lose another square inch of prime habitat for some creature.

Maybe it’s pandas. People like pandas a lot.

So please help the homeless pandas, Sierra Club. Stop sending a bunch of phony looking crap made out of old trees to us via the pony express.

There’s this thing we have now, maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s called ‘The Internet’. It enables us to look at documents and images without printing a single thing!

Which made your fundraising marketing plan obsolete a long time ago. Please go paperless.

The baby pandas are being evicted.

Somebody please tell Michael Brune.

Derek Markham

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