Friday, August 29, 2008

From the Frogpond

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I am a Bzz Agent and every so often Bzz shares some neat sites with us. Check out the sites I like by clicking on the badge above. I have found some pretty awesome places and some not-so-good ones too.

Or you can check out individual ones:

I am big on environmental causes so this one is my favorite!
Visit Mokugift - The Cool Gift
(Quoted from the Bzz Agent site description)
Mokugift lets you plant a tree for a friend.
Most trees absorb 26 lbs of carbon dioxide every year, and a single tree will also absorb about one ton of carbon dioxide over the course of its lifetime. A tree produces enough clean air for a family of four on an going basis.
How It Works
Planting a tree for a friend on mokugift is like sending an ecard. When your friend opens the animated e-card, a real tree gets planted. Along side the tree, your friends will receive your witty gift message, inside joke, or best wishes. Your friend can display the tree on facebook and other popular sites.
mokugift trees are planted where they help our planets the most, in these 12 countries:
Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Mali, Senegal, Zambia, India, Philippines, and Hati
Trees planted in these tropical regions help the planet the most because they absorb the most carbon dioxide
mokugift partners with organizations that educate locals about environmental planting methods that grow nutritious fruits and crops. Avoiding toxic chemicals helps these people live healthy lives and ensures that their land can be passed on to the next generation with pride. This pride ensures that they will not sell out to corporations that will deforest and deplete the land.

Visit Moshi Monsters
Moshi Monsters is a site for kids. Kids get to start by choosing a monster, color and then they can name him/her. Once they get started (and after parents approve) they can take care of their monster- feeding it and giving it love. Monsters react to the way they are treated. Children earn Rox, or points, for playing educational games and Rox are used to care for monsters. This site is great for parents and kids alike! I signed my son up and he is excited to get started here.

What They Play is a site for parents about video games. Parents can learn what is going on in the video games that their children are playing- the violence, nudity, profanity and anything else you may be concerned about. You can search for games by game system, age range, popularity, genre and more. It looks like a pretty helpful site when trying to determine which games are age-appropriate. Of course, you could always just use the game's rating to decide but this site provides an in-depth reason for WHY the games are rated the way they are.

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