1. Answer the call of the wild

    “Ring, ring” is so 2005; “Buttons” is so 2006. This year, celebrate The Year of the Endangered-Animal Ringtone. Ash-breasted tit-tyrant calling!

    Photo courtesy of Lynne Howse and the Center for Biological Diversity

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  2. Date sexy eco-geek(s)

    Hey Tom Szaky — we like worm poop too. Or we could, for you. Call us — we’ve got you programmed in as “bare-shanked screech-owl.” If you know what we mean.

    Photo: TerraCycle

  3. Give back to the community

    Eating more candy + drinking more soda = helping low-income folk build an eco-brick house. Shake it down, shake it down, now.

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  4. Bake up a storm

    The more snickerdoodles we make, the more likely it is that we’ll soon be living in our own Northwest version of Willy Wonka’s factory. Sweet.

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  5. Take advantage of climate change

    Oh, now we understand: It’s global warming that’s heating up sex lives. And we thought it was just our huge … personalities. We’re off to open a coal-fired power plant!