When you’re trying to keep your Father’s Day gifts green, does it mean all gadgets are out?
Not entirely. If a GPS can keep you from driving 25 miles out of your way, it will save energy and money. If a fancy outdoor rain gauge makes it more fun to be outside enjoying nature, that’s one less zombie sitting in front of the TV.
Actually, when it comes to this year’s Father’s Day Green Gift Guide, anything that gets Dad outside or bonding with his family counts as the perfect gift in our book.
Solio solar-powered chargers are great for Dad and all his gadgets. Whether he’s an outdoorsman or just likes to be eco-conscious, harnessing the power of the sun sure beats plain old wall chargers. Soilo also has a nice environmental guide to your electronic devices.
The Grow Your Own Beer Garden kit is billed as a great family activity. The kids can help Dad grow his own barley, hops, and wheat – the essential ingredients for beer. Sounds entertaining, and at just under $25, this family project won’t break the bank.
You know he wants his own reusable water bottle. He just won’t order one for himself. The Kleen Kanteen 27 oz reusable water bottle is a great design for men.
When you give the gift of an Experience, there’s no chance of it ending up in a landfill. Some great options for Father’s Day Experience gifts are:
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass is a must have if your Dad loves camping, hiking, or fishing.
Take Dad out to the ball game! Tickets to his favorite major or minor league baseball team are always a hit.
Or enjoy a round of golf together. Audubon International now has the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses which certifies golf courses that protect the environment and preserve the heritage of the game of golf.