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Recycling ::: 5 Million Tons ::: Holidays

In 2009 it was reported that the amount above was the amount of trash produced by Americans between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.  That is 25 percent more than we generate in a typical five or six-week period during the rest of the year … Consider what the numbers are today

**Reuse packaging material, some UPS stores accept clean peanuts for reuse

**Find eco-friendly places to recycle your Christmas Tree

**Use less envelopes.. more ecards or postcards for the Holidays

**Ecyclewashington.org … Washington State and is free for residents & small businesses. They will take 3 items per day…computers, tv, monitors

Do Something to Help Heal our Environment !

Be a Seed for Change

UCS ~~ Tell UPS: Stop Supporting Big Oil’s Front Group!




Tell UPS: Send a message to UPS

Tell UPS to lead the way on oil savings solutions and drop their support for Big Oil’s front group.

Take Action Today!


Dear Activist,

As one of the nation’s largest delivery companies—with more than 96,000 vehicles in its fleet—United Parcel Service (UPS) is making a difference in reducing oil use by improving the efficiency of its trucks. Yet UPS continues to support Fueling California, an oil-industry funded effort to derail California’s clean fuels policy.

California’s policies serve as a model for reduced oil use across the nation—encouraging reductions in global warming emissions for every gallon of fuel used, helping ensure that less fuel is burned for each mile driven, and guiding the development of “smart” cities that allow people to drive less.

The oil industry is doing everything it can to slow down a transition to cleaner fuels in an effort to protect their bottom line, and they’re betting they can fool Americans by hiding behind companies like UPS. UPS shouldn’t tarnish its fuel-efficient image by being a member of Fueling California.

UPS needs to hear from citizens like you who support companies that take reducing their oil use seriously. Tell UPS to live up to its reputation as a fuel-efficient leader and stop supporting efforts to derail progress for California and the rest of the country.

Take Action Today!


Rachel Cohen National Field Organizer Clean Vehicles Program Union of Concerned Scientists

Who supports workplace equality? Before you shop, read this …

Some businesses support LGBT workplace equality – and some don’t.

Which ones do you want to support when you’re out shopping around town?

With our new 2011 Buying for Workplace Equality guide and iPhone app, it’s easier than ever to find out where companies stand on workplace equality.

Browse the online version or download a free copy! >> http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/site/R?i=6eRH2GMGcCH_tExeBbTgCw..

From clothing to computers to kids’ stuff, from the latest hairstyles to the grocery aisles, we’ve collected data on hundreds of businesses. And some of the differences between companies selling similar products and services might surprise you:

Macy’s (100%) vs. Saks (30%*)

Staples (100%) vs. Office Depot (45%)

Nike (100%) vs. Adidas/Reebok (15%*)

UPS (100%) vs. FedEx (80%) vs. DHL (30%*)

Whole Foods (85%) vs. Trader Joes (15%*)

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (100%) vs. Pottery Barn/West Elm (30%*)

Take a Sneak Peak inside …click on link below


Get the iPhone app:click on link below


Text SHOP and the company or product name to: 30644 click on link below and check it out


In today’s economy, it’s vital that we support the companies, products, and brands that have equal workplace practices for the LGBT community. As you look for that perfect pair of shoes or a great gift for a loved one this Valentine’s Day, you can use the information in this guide to help make your shopping decisions.

Check out the online guide, download a free copy, or get all the info on your phone.


Thanks, and happy shopping!


Joe Solmonese


* This year, HRC has provided an estimated score to businesses that have not, after repeated attempts, responded to the survey. An estimated score is reflective of the information that HRC has been able to collect without help or input from a business. Learn more here.  http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/site/R?i=SnBpYTtfnITdrpf0M7dH6w..

Congress: the Senate works for Americans -the Republican led House returns 2/8/2011

the Senate Convenes at 10:30amET February 1, 2011  —Tuesday

Morning Business until 12:30pm.

Recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 2:15pm the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.223, FAA Authorization.

Senators will be notified when any roll call votes are scheduled.

The following amendments are pending to S.223, FAA Authorization:

– Stabenow #9 (1099 Reporting)

McConnell #13 (Health Care Repeal)

There will be no roll call votes this evening.

The managers of the bill and leadership on both sides of the aisle will work on an agreement to dispose of the pending amendments tomorrow. The Senate will consider the FAA Authorization bill for debate only for the remainder of the night.

Unanimous Consent:

Passed S.188, a bill to designate the United States courthouse under construction at 98 West First Street, Yuma, Arizona, as the “John M. Roll United States Courthouse”.