Graduation days are right around the corner. Need a great gift to put a little eco-pomp in your favorite grad's new circumstance? Check out these cool green gifts that are sure to please:
Recycled Billboard Laptop Pack: Ideal for the high school grad going to college, this backpack has loads of zippered and net pockets, a padded one for the laptop and can easily be converted from backpack to hand-carried tote. Lavish and Lime, $110
Badger’s Headache and Stress Balm: This USDA certified organic aromatherapy balm can help your favorite grad recover from exams or simply prepare for heading out into the “real world”. Badger, $16
Grads can go green with this new product called the K3, a compact hybrid wind-and-solar-powered generator about the size of a flashlight that allows users to recharge their iPod, cell phone, MP3, PDA or other electronic devices. Outdoors, indoors, in the United States or internationally, the K3 works in any environment. Kinesis Industries, $99
Jewerly from the Zulugrass collection is handmade by the Maasai women and men of Kenya from environmentally sustainable, reused materials. Not only are the Massai paid for their work and given the flexibility they need to maintain their jobs, 5 percent of profits go back to supporting infrastructure in the Rift Valley of Kenya. The Leakey Collection, $12.95-$59.95
Got a grad who's actually moving out on her own? Give her this Eco-Starter Kit to green her new digs. Includes an energy monitor, CFL bulb, faucet aerators, outlet sealers, toilet leak detectors, window caulk, a soy candles and lots more goodies to help your new grad save as much as $260 in utilities and 7,000 gallons of water. Eco Hatchery, $97.50
Yeah, I know it's pretty shameless of me to include my own book, The Green Teen: The Eco-Friendly Teen's Guide to Saving the Planet on this list, but honestly, this book is a great gift to help teens get their lives going in a green direction. And if they're already uber-green, it gives them concrete tips (like how to write a press release or organize a green event) so that they can put green where the rubber meets the road. New Society Publishers, $14.95 (Psst: Use this coupon code for 40 percent off: GTTW-09 ... expires June 17.)
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