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07/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Make Dad's Day: Clean, Green Ways to Help Him Out

Forget the tie. How many does a man need, anyway? Give your dad something he'll really appreciate--a good nap and then a trip to the park. "How can I do this?" you say. "I'm just a kid." Do a couple of the weekend chores on his list and, to bring him real peace of mind, do them in a green way. Then follow up with a treat for everyone--a day or weekend at a National Park (100 are offering three fee-free weekends this summer) or a favorite nature spot near you. But let's not get ahead of ourselves, there are a couple of green chores to be done.

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