Green Mail. A Delivery Revolution. Founded by: Jon Soucy, Jeremy Spitz, Brittany Wolfe. Opening Story. Paolo gets around 30 pieces of mail a semester which amounts of to over 300 dollars in fuel cost while at the same time releasing about 120Ibs of CO2 into the atmosphere .
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A Delivery Revolution
Founded by: Jon Soucy, Jeremy Spitz, Brittany Wolfe
Paolo gets around 30 pieces of mail a semester which amounts of to over 300 dollars in fuel cost while at the same time releasing about 120Ibs of CO2 into the atmosphere
That’s traveling over 50,000 miles per year per vehicle so with an average of 19mpg that’s about 8000 gallons of gas used between the three companies
20Ibs of CO2 is released per gallon of gas used so that’s 170,000Ibs of CO2 released just delivering packages to RPI with the current system of mailing
Green Mail is an organization that’s goal is to consolidate mail deliveries at colleges around the country. Fewer trips means that cost would go down and there would be less carbon emissions.
Times the trucks arrived on 12/2/11
9:51 – USPS with about 150 packages
10:43 – FedEx with about 40 packages
10:55 – UPS more than 300 packages
???? – DHL
The cost to Corporations will be reduced
As of December 1st 2011 the Cost of a gallon of Diesel Fuel in the Capital area of New York is $4.18
Supplying fuel to 3 trucks to travel RPI (about 140 miles) every year would cost $677,000, but with only one truck it would be $225,000 which amounts to a savings of $452,000 annually for these corporations
And lowering the consumption of gas, a limited resource which will run out eventually, means less CO2 emissions
.625Ibs of CO2 is released into the atmosphere for ever 10 minutes a delivery truck is idling 
Source of Funds:
Since we need little funds we can get most of what we need from the Student Union Club Budget which starts at $125, which will likely be enough to cover all of our costs.
Phase1: Form a Club at the selected College (RPI)
Phase2: Contact professors and seek out information to begin working on the logistic for the particular college
Phase3: Have a meeting with representatives from the delivery companies that you are focusing on
Phase4: Collect information over a period of 6 months to determine how the new mailing structure is working and if money is saved and carbon emissions are down
Phase5: Go to other colleges around the country to present them with the idea of Green Mail and give them the tools and information they need to implement it
Phase6: If large corporations see the success of Green Mail in the college environment, they could then work on implementing Green Mail themselves.
Green Mail is an idea and can be implemented anywhere there are enough people in one place, information as to how you can start Green Mail will be available online.
Examples of places where Green Mail could work: