Happy Earth Day! Check out this web site: www.earth911.org It's got some really good suggestions to recycle, use less energy, basically to reduce your carbon footprint on the earth. And the best thing is you can put in your own zip code, and find out where all your local places are for recycling batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (without releasing mercury in the water supply), etc.
I found out that this weekend in my town, I can drop off old printers, computers, monitors just a few blocks away from where I live! They can be recycled (without my having to pay a fee!) in a way that's a little more environmentally-friendly.
Here's a photo of a "happy spot" in my yard. It's my compost pile! Now's the time of the year I can take the composted soil from last year (black gold) and put it on plants in my yard. I can throw leaves, vegetable waste, (even coffee grounds!) and clippings in it to start a new batch. It sounds weird, but composted soil smells really good! It has a nice, earthy smell that hints of spring and new life! TFL (but check out the link above!)