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Eco-friendly Skateboards

Though far from a teenager, lately I’ve taken up skateboarding as a personal transportation option for traveling around my ‘hood. It’s a smart alternative to using my car for short trips to the supermarket or to a nearby restaurant for brunch. No oil waste. No parking hassle. I even prefer it to riding my bike, as I don’t have to think about theft control. Besides, I feel like I’m doing my part to preserve the environment.

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Though far from a teenager, lately I’ve taken up skateboarding as a personal transportation option for traveling around my ‘hood. It’s a smart alternative to using my car for short trips to the supermarket or to a nearby restaurant for brunch. No oil waste. No parking hassle. I even prefer it to riding my bike, as I don’t have to think about theft control. Besides, I feel like I’m doing my part to preserve the environment.

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So of course I was a little excited when I learned about Comet Skateboards, while watching a recent MTV podcast. It turns out that both Current TV and Treehugger have recorded vodcasts with the skateboard maker in the past. Comet uses the most ecologically sustainable materials — such as carbon fiber and harvested bamboo — when manufacturing its products. The company is also in the process of building a sustainable skateboard park in Oakland.

I wish there were more companies out there like this.

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Lynne d Johnson is a Content + Community Consultant developing content and community strategies that help brands better tell their stories and build better relationships with people toward driving brand awareness, loyalty, and purchase intent. She has been writing about tech and media since the Web 1.0 days, most recently about how the future of consumer interactions will be driven by augmented reality and wearable tech.

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