Environmentalist Lady Bird Johnson To Be Immortalized on Stamp

Forty-seven years ago today, Congress signed into law the Highway Beautification Act of 1965, known as “Lady Bird’s Bill” because of Lady Bird Johnson’s keen interest and active support of its passage. We are delighted to announce today that the U.S. Postal Service will celebrate this and other of Mrs. Johnson’s achievements with the release of the Lady Bird Johnson Souvenir Forever stamps sheet.

The dedication ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 11 a.m. on November 30, 2012, at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.

“The Postal Service is proud to issue this historic Forever stamp honoring a beloved First Lady who worked tirelessly to make the United States a more beautiful place,” says Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “Lady Bird Johnson’s legacy lives on along our nation’s roadsides, and urban parks and trails, which she so diligently worked to preserve and beautify, and now on a U.S. postage stamp to commemorate her contributions for forever.”

To learn more about Lady Bird Johnson (1912–2007) and events celebrating the centennial of her birth, visit the Lady Bird Johnson Centennial website. You can preorder the souvenir sheet now for delivery in early December by visiting The Postal Store or by calling 800-STAMP-24.

Let Plantable Missives Get You Into the Spirit of Summer

Nothing says summer like getting your hands dirty outside, which is exactly what the Go Green Postcards let you do! These pre-stamped, oversized cards come infused with wildflower seeds, so you can actually plant them—before or after they’ve been sent in the mail.

These beautiful cards are a fun, eco-friendly way to stay in touch with friends and brighten up your garden. Each set includes four 5×7-inch cards affixed with randomly selected Go Green stamps. The bold image on the front of each card is a testament to the vitality of summer.

They make wonderful gifts and are a nice addition to any garden. Quantities are limited, so make sure you get yours today!

Another Way to Get Where You’re Going

Our Go Green tip for today: Use public transportation. Not only is utilizing public transit a more eco-friendly way to get around, it also saves you money on gas and parking. Just sit back, relax, and let your community’s bus, train, streetcar, or light rail do the work for you. Every time you take public transportation instead of getting behind the wheel, it’s one less car on the road, and that’s better for everyone.

To help further counteract the pollution of cars, send your letters on these Go Green postcards that you can plant. Each postcard is infused with wildflower seeds, so instead of throwing it away when you’re finished with it, you can put it in the ground. Friends and family will love getting your plantable notes and watching them grow!