One thing I have learned about so far this year is recycling. It’s not something I think about much, other than following the rules as much as I can. I was visiting Ottawa recently, and there is a program there called FreeCycle. People put usable items they don’t need out on the curb on a given day and others are free to take what they want. The next day the city takes away what is left over. It becomes a social activity and people don’t mind saying they got something at FreeCycle. Since the items can include everything from books and magazines to household items, furniture and even building materials, there is something for everyone.