Make a List

Here's a pretty good list of 100 things you can do to lessen your environmental footprint. Some are strange -- #85. Take your car to a car wash instead of washing it in the driveway -- while others are just silly -- #69. Ignite charcoal barbecues with an electric probe or other alternative to lighter fluid.

As tinker123 points out on, the list should probably start (and end) with:
1. Have fewer children (check)
2. Eat fewer animal based foods (working on it)
3. Get alternatively fueled cars as they become available (not yet)
4. Turn things off when you are not using them (check)
5. Reduce, Reuse & Recycle (doing my best)
What is on your list?

Recycling Laptop (and iPod) Batteries

It finally died. Although I made a point of fully charging and fully discharging the battery on my 14" iBook at least once a week, it no longer holds a charge.

Since Apple touts its "holistic approach to recycling — encompassing a product’s entire lifecycle," I figured they would have a program to take back my dead battery. And they do, but I'll have to make a trip to a local Walgreen's, Radio Shack or Rite Aid.

If you don't live in an urban area, Newer Technology has a program for recycling by mail. You can send in laptop and iPod batteries and NewerTech will take care of proper recycling and disposal. Simply address your postage paid packages to:

NewerTech Battery Recycling Program
1002 Courtaulds Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
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