Sunday, October 10, 2010

Week Link

This week I’m providing two links, though I’ve recommended both of them before. The sites are updated for those of you who have already checked them out, and for those of you who haven’t, these places make it a little easier to be green.

The first is the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch. These folks keep an eye on what kinds of fish and shellfish are available, safe, and sustainable at any given time. I try to check in with them regularly to see what’s in season and find out if there are any seafood warnings.

The second link is to Catalog Choice. This site enables you to opt out of catalog mailings from individual companies. It takes a little while to kick in, but once it does the daily pile in the mailbox is blissfully lighter. Recently they’ve added an unlisting service for a $20 fee. This proactively removes you from mailing lists and cuts down on new catalogs and junk mail showing up in your mailbox.

And don’t forget about the big book giveaway here on Hearth Cricket. A winner will be randomly chosen from entries received prior to midnight on Wednesday, October 13. For details on how to enter and to see a list of the books I’m giving away, check out the Book Giveaway post from last week.


  1. Thanks for telling us about Seafood Watch. The aquariam was our favorite place to visit during the 3 years we lived on the Monterey Peninsula. I am enjoying your blogs!

  2. Anon, I've never been to the aquarium but hope to get there someday. Thanks for your comment!