Saturday mail from the Post Office to continue

Saturday mail deliveryA news bulletin just announced that the US Post Office will cancel plans to end Saturday mail delivery early this summer.They say the new stopgap budget that Congress recently passed would prohibit the move.

A short-term funding plan that Congress and the President recently approved includes language requiring six days of delivery.

A statement from the agency said the postal service’s board of governors made the decision Tuesday.

Great news for consumers. What would weekends be without mail on the weekends, even though it usually comes later than usual? Gotta have it – and now we will!

Ben & Jerry’s stands up for non-GMO labeling

Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, speaks out for mandatory GMO labeling

Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, speaks out for mandatory GMO labeling

More than 200 Connecticut residents gathered today at the State Capital in Hartford to testify on behalf of HB 6519, a bill to require the labeling of genetically modified food sold in the Constitution state.  Among these outspoken gatherers were top international scientists, leading national grassroots activists and the co-founder of the famous Vermont ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s, who traveled to Hartford to testify in front of the Public Health Committee in favor of passing a bill to require the labeling of GMOs.

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Update on rescued bald eagle

eagleA report released today says that the bald eagle that was recently rescued from a Rhodes Island landfill    was shot in the head. According to clinic director Jennifer Brooks, a CT-scan of the young eagle convalescing at the Wildlife Rehabilitator Association center has revealed that the pellet is lodged in the right side of the eagle’s brain.

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Recycling – what and where

This is the 2nd segment of the short series on recycling opportunities.

Recycle logo.2The list of what’s recyclable continues to grow, as do the opportunities of where and how to do so. Here is a current list and links to help you locate drop-off points.

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Giving gifts that give to others

Giving to World Wildlife Fund supports conservation of important natural places and endangered animals

Giving to World Wildlife Fund supports conservation of important natural places and endangered animals

True giving is to give something that you’d rather keep foe yourself and/or that makes a difference. If you still have a few gifts to get, consider giving something that in some way gives to others. Here is my list of reputable ”give back” suggestions for this holiday season. Most if not all are tax-deductible and offer an array of choices.

To discover some great, last minute, affordable gifts, see the full story at http://bit.ly/ciunmo.

Green your holiday gifts this year

Vegan Wallet from CoolCorC

This stylish men’s wallet is made of natural cork from Cool CorC

You’ve finally finished your list with who to give gifts to this year Then you’re suddenly in serious brain freeze with what to get.  It can’t be just ANYTHING. It has to be special, and more green, this year.

Here are some fun, affordable eco-friendly gifts that will bring plenty of smiles this holiday.

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