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high line park nyc – video


Took a stroll through the very new, and very green, High Line Park in lower Manhattan this weekend.  Shot in HD on our tiny Flip Ultra.  Here’s some of what we saw.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

father’s day gift ideas for eco dads


We love our dads.  And there are many ways to express our gratitude for all they do.  Make a play date — hike, bike, golf — or pick-up a little something that you know he’ll love.  Keep it sustainable, Fair Trade made, organic, and special.  Here are a few ideas to kick around…

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Most dads could use a little more style.  Above, is some eco friendly head gear to help cut an eco stylish path whether on or off the golf course; $33 – $50 @ headchange.com.

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And cool and comfy, 100-percent recyclable and biodegradable flip flips for relaxing at the pool, beach, or on the home front; in lots of colors, $29.99 @ feelgoodz.com

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Spiff up his on the go gear with a handmade, Fair Trade backpack made from durable, renewable natural-dyed hemp, with No Kill leather, adjustable straps; ($60).  Or freshen up his green grooming with the organic shave and skin Mojito Man Gift Set, made with organic botanicals; ($35.30) @ earthLoverShopping.com.

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Dad may not be shaking his tail feathers like he used to, but here’s a way to keep get him rockin’ again. Adirondack Rockers from recycled plastic, choice of 2 styles in 7 colors, $570 @ lolldesigns.com

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If pop is a water guy, this Dirigo 106 Recycled Kayak made from 100% post industrial recycled plastic can provide precious solo cruising time, away from family responsibilities.  100% of gross sales is donated to Waterkeeper Alliance. ($749 – think:  group gift) @ oldtowncanoe.com

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Another way to get papa off the couch and away from the tv — the E-Zip 2008 Trailz Hybrid Electric Bike $349 @ walmart.com

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With over 100 land, sea or air adventures to choose from, let the man choose his own, via giftybox (starting at $89).

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Or maybe dad just needs to chill…This Ultimate Hammock is made of recycled soda bottles, right here in the USA ($189) @ gaiam.com

Related: previously on altCon

Eco Father’s Day Green Gifts ’08
Great Green Gifts for Father’s Day ’07

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a mixed bag of green news


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  • No, this is not a photo montage of inebriated college students hanging their keisters out of a Volkswagen.  Top 10 Amazing Moon Facts – livescience
  • Obama Launches Ocean Protection Plan – reuters
  • Captured on TMZ…Spaniel Adopts Owl – ananova
  • Didn’t Georgie fall off his big man-bike a while back?  Green Picture: George Clooney Hits Italy on His Vespa – ecorazzi
  • Just saw Food, Inc. – my lunch was knee-deep in excrement in a feed pen.  Another take on cows…(pix) Swiss Cows Fight to be Queen aol news
  • Maybe they liked owning a glow-in-the-dark home…EPA to Rebuild Contaminated Navajo Homes – msnbc
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