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Keen – a rugged take on the bookbag


keenoswegobag.jpg‘Back to school’ is here and every kid needs as much styling and sizzle as she/he can get. Keen has unveiled this sweet looking Oswego bag to carry all that required reading through even the most hazardous of home economics environments.

The lining is recycled polyester and the bottom is recycled molded rubber. Comes in four color combos.

features:

  • inside slash pocket w/organizer
  • protective vulcanized rubber bottom
  • adjustable padded shoulder strap with recycled buckle
  • carabiner style key keeper
  • fully lined

locate a retailer or buy online or snag one for $70 @ rei.com

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Eco Kaddy – lose those shopping bags


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Here’s a great alternative to the plastic shopping bag. The Pfaff Group has created this shopping tool which can be used as either a hand basket or a rolling shoping cart. With the Eco Kaddy you can roll items right from the checkout counter to your vehicle and into your home. Use the Eco Kaddy a few times a week and you can easily cut your plastic bag consumption by 1,000 or so a year and this shopping tool is built to last so the benefits can be longterm.

carryingshoppingecokaddy.jpg.w180h315.jpgThese guys have experimented with constructing the Kaddy out of recycled plastic resin but found it to be weaker and not suitable for longterm use (though the Eco Kaddy itself is fully recyclable). They ship anywhere in North America.

If you’re a retailer interested in selling the Eco Kaddy call: 905-814-6444 or email jsantos@pfaffgroup.com

$32.95 CAD @ ecokaddy.com

shipping info

(for you Canadians they also have an Eco Kaddy Hockey Kit for carrying pucks and stuff)

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friday’s mixed bag of green news


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Leave Nemo at the Reef


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How paradoxical that many who love coral reef life unwittingly contribute to reef destruction. Millions of fish are snatched from their cozy reefs annually, but that’s not the worst of it – methods of capture are often harmful, notably the use of cyanide to stun the fish. This chemical kills corals, over half of its captives die in transit, and unwanted species back at home are injured or left dead. Some of the fish traded and sold are endangered, and less than 10% of the species available for purchase are captive-bred.
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A better alternative to saltwater tanks are freshwater aquariums; they are far easier to manage, and most freshwater aquarium fish are captive-bred. But for hobbyists who can’t part with a glimpse of the ocean in their home, please visit Reef Protection International and download or order their free Reef Fish Guide. This colorful pocket guide shows which fish are best to bring home and which are best left at sea, with icons that indicate if the fish is available captive-bred, unsuitable for aquariums, declining in population, or has harmful capture methods.

I think I’d rather just snorkel in La Jolla Cove.

Reefs are fragile. Let’s be careful.

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