The stamps will be officially dedicated at 11 a.m. at the Minneapolis Central Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We’ve got a bunch of fun things planned for the First Day of Issue ceremony; we can hardly wait!
If you’re in Minneapolis this morning, see if you can spot the bicyclists riding around town with the stamp images! They’re taking off from the Minneapolis Post Office at 8 a.m. and will be riding a circuit around the farmer’s market at Nicollet Mall. There will also be some exciting bike demonstrations during the ceremony. You won’t want to miss it!
The Bicycling stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps in self-adhesive sheets of 20 (4 designs). Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.
Our Go Green tip for today: Buy local produce and reuse bags. Find out where your food comes from by visiting a farm or a farmer’s market. Bring your own bags to the store—you don’t need another plastic bag, anyway—and look for items that come from around your community. The fewer miles your food has to travel to get to your table, the more environmentally friendly it is! You’ll be amazed by the freshness, too.
To help with your efforts to go green, this Go Green Mail Tote Bag is a great alternative to disposables. It is lead free and made of 100% recycled material. The durable eco-friendly bag features artwork from 2011’s Go Green stamp release and serves as a great reminder to take a small step every day that helps the earth.