Sustain the sustainability approach
I was thrilled to see that the cover story
of the August 2011 issue of The Costco Connection was “Sustainability: Big lessons from
a little egg.”
As the article stated, the demand for sustainable and humane produce is growing. I
commend Costco for making the effort (and I
understand it is no small feat) to foster and
support sustainable, organic and humane
farming. I encourage Costco to continue on
this path and expand this philosophy to as
many products as it sells. Costco serves as an
example for other corporations to emulate in
driveway. I had three estimates done, but I
am still on the search for a better deal. This is
just what Mr. Howard wants to emphasize:
the time you spend shopping is truly worth a
Hazlet, New Jersey
YES. Assessing a teacher based on student
performance is too subjective and open to
In response to the August
Debate, “Should teacher layoffs
be based on seniority?”
Neponsit, New York
NO. It should be based on performance.
Teachers are training our future leaders.
Seniority promotes complacency.
YES. Veteran teachers are seasoned professionals. They are needed to help the new
teachers be successful.
NO. Layoffs should be based on how effective
they are as teachers—i.e., passing percentage,
graduation rates, knowledge of subjects,
Thanks for your article on Costco pizzas
[“The value of pie,” August 2011], particularly the Kirkland Signature™ frozen cheese pizza four-pack. At $9.99, this affordable and
tasty main dish has been a permanent staple
in our freezer since it first appeared at our
I’ve added my own toppings numerous
times—caramelized onions and mushrooms
with a fresh arugula salad on top and turkey
pepperoni with fresh tomatoes and basil are
two of my faves—for a quick and delicious
meal. And, of course, the tasty cheese pizza on
its own has been a yummy and successful treat
for play dates and gatherings alike.
Pick the right wipe
I was shocked at some of the uses suggested for disinfecting wipes in the article
“Wipe out housework” in your August issue.
I looked on my container of disinfecting
wipes (bought at Costco) and it says “Avoid
contact with eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling
and before eating, drinking, chewing gum or
using tobacco.” Despite all this, the article suggests using them as a napkin for messy foods
like ribs. How about using soap and water
to get hands clean? Or if you need something
convenient, Kirkland Signature™ unscented baby wipes are safer and made for use on skin.
You’re right. Disinfecting wipes are not
recommended for cleaning hands. This was an
editing error that slipped past us. The baby
wipes are definitely a better choice.—Ed.
I agree with Mr. Howard about taking
time to research for a bargain [“Living large,”
August 2011]. At this moment I am in the
middle of shopping for the best estimate for
ripping out and putting new asphalt in my
from the Internet
Successfully publishing a magazine that is
entertaining as well as informative every edition must be as challenging as it is rewarding.
And every once in a while, and usually unknown to you, you’ve touched someone’s life
in a very positive way with your efforts. Well,
about a year ago you did just that [for us].
Last June I sat down to read The Costco
Connection. The magazine was open to an article that my wife had planned to read but
hadn’t yet [“A pain in the gut,” June 2010]. I
stopped reading after the first paragraph and
just stared at the open pages. It was as if the
article had been written about my son’s medical condition, which we had been unsuccessful getting a proper diagnosis of for years.
After suffering with a terrible intestinal
ailment in 2003, [our] son had had almost
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“Good article on ‘Truth about Green Marketing’ by David Horowitz in
Costco magazine.” Tweeted by swimgreen
“The Costco Connection magazine for Costco members is really informative.
I look forward to reading the articles.” Tweeted by closedlids
“Costco mag: Sustainability makes good economic sense, even to chickens—
Wilcox Farms story [“The chicken, the egg and the future,” August 2011] is
one of sustainability.” Tweeted by verdunity
“Improving teen’s study habits [“Home office for homework,” August 2011]
is essential for all parents.” Posted on Facebook by Andrew Ly
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