Dear EarthTalk: I saw a TV ad for toilet paper with no cardboard core to save paper. I understand that green groups recently struck a deal with Kimberly-Clark to protect eastern U.S. forests from decimation for, among other things, toilet paper.

Clark Cub Scouts Plan Pancake Breakfast

CLARK — The Cub Scout Pack 145 Family will be hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday, Jan. 15, from 8 a.m. through noon at the municipal complex cafeteria, located at 430 Westfield Avenue in Clark. The menu will include pancakes, bacon, juice, coffee, and other breakfast goods.

Local School Boards Honored

TRENTON—The New Jersey State Board of Education marked School Board Recognition Month on Wednesday by approving a resolution that commends the hard work and dedication of the state’s nearly 4,800 local school board members.

New Jersey Offers NFL-Theme License Plates

TRENTON – This week, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission completed the rollout of its initial sports-theme license plate offerings with the introduction of plates honoring the area’s three NFL teams: the New York Giants, the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles.