Stamps Gone Green

Apr 27 2011


Holly Houston

The US Postal Service will unveil 16 “GO GREEN” stamps, a special postmark just for the Green Building and a “green” envelope on April 14th at Louisville's very own Green Building, 732 E. Market Street. Gill Holland, Mr. Green himself and Louisville's Sustainability Officer, will be on hand along with Mark Lamkin as emcee and several others to give their, ahem, stamp of approval. The stamps are the US Postal Service's way to convey publicly the simple acts one may take to conserve natural resources and promote environment health. “The actual GO GREEN stamps are the stamps that everybody wants a part of …we’re going greener, leaner, smarter, faster at the US Post office,” said Alisa Zanetti, the Marketing Manager for the US Postal Service.

Part of the day's fun will be seeing which second grade class won the Lincoln elementary "GO GREEN" stamp design contest. The top four Shawnee High School ROTC students will present the American flag and recite the pledge of allegiance to commemorate the event followed by a local rendition of the National Anthem.

James Howell, a Sullivan College student, designed the envelope and pictorial postmark specifically for the Green Building that will read the Green Building Station, Louisville, Kentucky, 40202 and will be available upon request for only 30 days. The “GO GREEN” stamps are available while supplies last. Go to to purchase after April 14.

If you would like to have your own Go Green stamps cancelled with the Green Building design, follow these instructions from the USPS:

Mail order requests for the special cancellation will be available for 30 days beginning April 14. Customers should allow at least a 2-inch by 4-inch space in the stamp area for the postmark and have postage applied to cards or letters before mailing them — inside another envelope — to the Post Office. Send mail order requests to: Postmaster, Green Building Station, 835 S. 7th St., Louisville, KY 40203.


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