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Green Gifts for Dad

Jun 10, 2010

If your dad is totally committed to saving the environment – or if you want him to start trying a bit harder to recycle his empty cans – check out our list of the Top 5 Green Gifts for Dad!

No. 1: Clothing

Don’t get your dad the standard department-store ties this year. It’s probably made out of an unnatural (man-made or synthetic) material, and it’s probably manufactured in an un-earth-friendly way! Instead, try finding a tie, shirt or pair of pants made of organic cotton, bamboo or some other green material.

No. 2: Transportation

Maybe you, your mom and your brothers and sisters can all chip in and get your dad a greener way to commute to work each morning: a bike! If your dad already has a bicycle, think of some accessories you can get him to make his ride to work each morning go more smoothly. Some suggestions: a bike basket, saddle bags, a new helmet or a bell!

No. 3: Sports

If your dad’s a golf nut, you may be thinking of taking him out for a round of golf this Father’s Day. But many golf courses are environmental disasters – they reduce wildlife, consume a ton of water and use plenty of chemicals to keep their green, well, green. Do some research and take him to a course in your area that is certified to be environmentally sound (you can ask at the info desk).

No. 4: Food

What dad doesn’t love a good BBQ? Unfortunately, many brands of charcoal contain chemicals, coal and carbon-heavy pollutants that get released into the atmosphere every time you dad fires up the grill. This year, get him a bag of earth-friendly charcoal, which will be a completely natural lump charcoal that works just as well as the old kind dad’s used to, but without the chemicals.

No. 5: Beverages

Summer's coming up and you can help your dad cool off by getting him some great organic - or even homemade - bevvies for Father's Day. We're talking organic iced tea that you can buy from the supermarket or grocery store (just ask to tag along with your mom the next time she goes food shopping) and even making up a batch of lemonade or iced tea at home yourself! Or, get dad a gift card to his fave organic coffee shop, or buy him some organic or fair-trade coffee beans to brew at home!

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Lot's of people in my life know that I'm energetic, usually happy, I fangirl a lot, and I have a smile all the time. But do you really think my life is only like that? Well, let me enlighten you on my struggles. During school: 6:00 A.M. Wake up 7:15 A.M. Be ready to leave 7:30 A.M. Go to school and be chided about my forgetfulness 7:35 A.M. Get on the bus 7:36 - 8:10 A.M. Get by when everyone around me made me feel overly uncomfortable 8:15 A.M. Go to locker Some time after locker time - 8:29 A.M. Get stressed out by guys in my class that antagonize me 8:30 A.M. - 3:15 P.M. Get by with everyone giving me drama I do  not want in my life 3:16 P.M. Go and get on the bus Time on the bus - 3:30 P.M. Feel uncomfortable with end-of-the-day action 3:31 P.M. Go home to start on homework Time afterwards Be bombarded with responsibilities that are hard to keep up with 9:00 P.M. Go to sleep During Summer: Wake up Take a shower Get breakfast Read Role-play Dinner Watch NCIS Role-play From waking up - Role-play Session #2 Have brothers and dad that keep on giving me stress Have older brother tell me about every single terrible thing that is worth discriminating me about Go to bed Have an insane and weird dream As you can see, I have daily struggles. Here are what keeps me with a smile and a happy attitude: Have a love for being around others Reading Role-playing Fangirling Optimism Easily humored This is my life. Whether or not you think that it's worth sharing is up to you. Just wanting to let y'all know. Have a great day!
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"JazzyRox" wrote: "Eri-Prime" wrote: TRUST ME. There used to be more.   Really? I Just looked it up and Here is what i found....: At the dawn of agriculture, about 8000 B.C., the population of the world was approximately 5 million. Over the 8,000-year period up to 1 A.D. it grew to 200 million (some estimate 300 million or even 600, suggesting how imprecise population estimates of early historical periods can be), with a growth rate of under 0.05% per year. A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas  it had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion , the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987). During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion. In 1970, there were roughly half as many people in the world as there are now. Because of declining growth rates, it will now take over 200 years to double again. So, There are definitely more people on earth now...huh?  Bravo
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