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 Links of Interest

Environmental Groups
Hiking / Backpacking
Streaming Audio

Edmunds - Car oriented website
Charities - Where I recommend you donate money to.
Doctors Without Borders - "International medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe."
EarthJustice - "Non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment."
Israel Union for Environmental Defense - "The Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED) is Israelís leading environmental advocacy organization."
National Resources Defense Council - "NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals."
The New Israel Fund - Funds progressive organizations in Israel in the areas of civil & human rights, social & economic justice, religious pluralism & tolerance, the environment, women's rights, immigrant's rights,...
Sierra Club - We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States."  - Donations to the Sierra Club are not tax deductible!
IMDb - Internet Movie Database
Metacritic - A clever compilation of reviews about movies, DVD's, music and books.
Environmental Groups
Earthjustice - "Nonprofit law firm for the environment."
EDF - Environmental Defense Fund . Our mission: To preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Our values: We are environmental problem-solvers who believe that economic prosperity and environmental stewardship can go hand in hand.
Hazon - Hazon works to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community, and a healthier and more sustainable world for all.
The Heschel Center is dedicated to building a sustainable future for Israeli society - environmentally, socially and economically - through education and reflective activism.
Israel Union for Environmental Defense - Israel based environmental advocacy group (similar in concept to the NRDC, known as Adam Teva V'din in Hebrew)
NRDC - National Resources Defense Council - "NRDC uses law, science, and the support of more than 500,000 members nationwide to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things."
Sierra Club - "The Sierra Club's members are 700,000 of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization." Also sponsors hikes and other outings around the county (including in the NYC area).
Hiking / Backpacking
AMC - Appalachian Mountain Club - "The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers, and trails of the Northeast." Sponsors many hikes and other outings around the country (including many in the NYC area).
Backpacker Magazine - Best magazine devoted to hiking and backpacking. "The website of wilderness travel".
Campmor - Excellent NJ based vendor (with very large store)
L. L. Bean - Excellent vendor (with some stores)
Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America - "Network of  non-profit organizations dedicated to organizing outdoor, active, and/or environmental activities for Jewish adults."
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference - "Federation of more than 85 hiking clubs and environmental organizations and 10,000 individuals dedicated to building and maintaining marked hiking trails and protecting related open space in the bi-state region. Our constituent clubs have a combined membership of over 100,000."
REI - Recreational Equipment, Inc. - Excellent vendor (with multiple stores, not all carry entire line).
Sierra Trading Post - Discount vendor of name brand outdoor clothing and equipment.
SOLO - "School dedicated to teaching Wilderness and Emergency Medicine"
Ansche Chesed - Egalitarian Conservative synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (NYC).
FreeCycle.org - "grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns"
NPR - National Public Radio
The New York Times - "All the news that's fit to print"
Adorama - Excellent NYC based vendor
B&H Photo - Excellent NYC based vendor (with an amazing store!)
Digital Photography Review - Digital photography equipment oriented website
The Luminous Landscape - Outdoor / nature / landscape photography oriented website
Photo.net - multi-faceted photography oriented website
Strobist - Flash photography techniques oriented website
byThom - Creator of Nikon (dslrbodies.com) and mirrorless (www.sansmirror.com) photography oriented websites by Thom Hogan.
Streaming Audio
WNYC - New York City's National Public Radio station with (different) AM &  FM audio streams

Disclaimer: This is to state that I have no financial interests in any products, companies or organizations mentioned above. 

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