Friday, June 13, 2008

The Dad's Day Dish

Ah, the blogosphere, where everyone seems to have an opinion about everything (including me of course!). Rather than add to the bounty of ideas already circulating on the web about what to present on your day of devotion to dad, I have rounded up some of my favorites and compiled them here:

1. Shameless Self-Promotion for the Sake of Others: Wow, is that ever an oxymoron?! Check out the list of Organizations Making a Difference over at (a.k.a. my website). Consider making a donation in honor of dear old dad. You can make a do-it-yourself card (on recycled paper of course) with facts about the organization, or you can take the e-card option offered by most orgs.

2. Dad will be Devastated without a Package: Yeah, I hear you. Some Dads want tangible evidence of your love, gratitude, and affection. Fortunately, there are many socially and environmentally responsible companies to choose from. Find ideas at (again!!) on the Businesses Making a Difference page and over at Co-op America's Green Pages.

3. Don't Know the Difference Between Biodegradable and Bamboo? Check out the Dad's Day blog over at Earth 911 for some clear ideas and explanations about how to find the perfect gift made out of reusable, low-impact, and/or recycled materials.

4. Freebie! Let's face it, most parents really just want to spend time with their beloved offspring (unless you are one of those unloved children with awful social graces and a penchant for shouting at old people) and over at Live Earth, they have a great blog with lots of ideas about how to spend a contented, consumption-free day. (Beware the slightly weird suggestion at the end though, about talking, but not too much - ha?) Guess I'm too much of a gabby girl to get that one. I think I inherited that trait from my dad!

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