Information and phone numbers from the DEQ News Release:
Resolve to Opt out of Phone Books in 2009Excerpt from news release:
‘…Contact phone book publishers to opt out or reduce your phone book order. For DEX/Qwest, go to dexknows.com and select "Directory Options" at the bottom. Enter your Zip Code and click through screens until you see "Personalize Your Directory Order." Or you can call (800) 422-8793 and press 2 to speak with a representative.
For Yellow Book, call (800) 929-3556 and press 3 to speak with a representative. For other phone books, check on the front cover or inside page for a customer service number to "order directories."’
The Age recently had an article on the emerging practice of "guerilla gardening", taking a look at the "Gardening guerillas in our midst". This concept seems to have steadily increased in popularity in recent years (admittedly from a very low base) as the permaculture movement's ideas have been propagated through the community.
Unlike the usual approach taken when trying to grow food in the suburbs - converting spare land on your own property (as discussed by aeldric previously and, more recently, in Jeff Vail's series on A Resilient Suburbia) - guerilla gardening involves cultivating any spare patch of urban land that isn't being used for another purpose, which could provide a substantial addition to the food growing potential of suburbia.