A Green Idea: Today is a great day to clear out any excess that we may have accumulated in the past year and make a charitable contribution to an organization such as Goodwill or the Salvation Army. It is also a way to prepare your space for a fresh new year and set the mood for a year of simpler living. Make sure to keep itemized lists of what you contribute as well as an estimated value of what you are contributing for your taxes. Here's to a New Year of many good & green things!! Happy 2009!