Yellow PagesPhoto: Frank HebbertFinally, you can opt out of having several pounds of straight-to-the-bin dead tree matter show up at your door on the regular. Register at, and you can elect to stop getting some or all of your phone directories (or sign up for more, I guess, if your version of green living involves building a papier-mache hut). The whole thing takes about two minutes, including waiting for your confirmation email and changing your temporary password. And the site has info about recycling your old (need we even say “unused”?) directories, too.

How in the world will you find out the phone numbers of people and places you want to call, though? Well, chin up, you can probably find a way.