Stop putting your newspapers in the recycle bin! That's right, you heard me! No, you don't need to send Al Gore after me, though I'd love to meet him. (Call me, Al!)
I've stopped putting my papers in the recyling bin, but they are going to a good cause – my local animal shelter.
Many shelters are in constant need of clean newspaper – which they use to line cages. Best of all, a lot of shelters have outdoor kiosks for donations, which means that you can donate anytime during the day.
This is a great way to get rid of the stacks of newspapers that are piling up at your home or office, while helping out animals in need.
If you're not sure how to contact your local shelter, the folks at the Humane Society have some great links to help you get in touch with the animal organizations in your community.