We’ve made it through Mother’s Day and already next weekend Father’s Day will be here! Dad has been helping you for all those years and perhaps helping you out with a little bit of green here and there. This Sunday is your chance to show your appreciation to the man who had a hand in raising you. Why not return the favor, and celebrate Dad with some shades of green? Celebrating your Pops and respecting the Earth can go hand in hand. We have put together a helpful Eco-friendly Father’s Day Guide to help you do just that. Thank you to all the Daddies out there and Happy Father’s Day!
Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Guide
Get Outside: If your Dad is anything like ours, he will want to get out and get active! A perfect way to spend the day with your Dad and be green get out and enjoy your day. Go for a hike, a bike ride, sailing, canoeing or even surfing. Your Dad will be impressed with your planning and outdoor skills and you can tread lightly on the Earth. Seek out local hiking and biking trails or local lakes. Remember not to travel too far by car or else you defeat the eco aspect.
Wine Down: Maybe your Father is less of the adventurous type and more of the wind down wine connoisseur. This is an easy fix. You could easily purchase a bottle of great organic wine such as Frey or Badger Mountain. If you want to take it one step further you could present the wine in a neat recycled wine rack. There are some really artsy ones made from recycled and re-used materials like corks, vinyl records, an old ammunition case. Of course you could always take him out for a night on the town at several eco-friendly bars such as Elixir in San Francisco and Bambara in Boston.
Beer It All: So maybe your Dad isn’t so keen on the wine front but would rather suck down a cold one. Bring him a six-pack of your favorite organic and eco-friendly beer such as Bison Brewery or New Belgium. Another great idea, would be to take him on a brewery tour of your local organic or mico-brew. Micro-breweries are popping up all over the country and you’d be hard pressed not to find one in your area. Plus beer tours are not only fun, but include tasty samplings.
Go Go Gadget: Alright, your Father may be neither the adventurous sort or the wine lover, but in case he’s the guy that loves his toys and gadgets, we’ve got options for you! Solar powered chargers are all the rage these days fitted for your Dad’s Smartphone to his iPod and even his digital camera. He can be a walking gadget charger and never has to worry about his carbon footprint while doing it. Also, if he is a work-a-holic and never leaves the house without his laptop, check out this guide to solar laptop chargers.
Suit Him Up: If your Dad loves a good suit, add to his collection by taking the eco-friendly route. If money is an issue, purchase him an accent piece, like a great tie or wallet. We found these neat reclaimed wooden suit ties or how about a wallet made from recycled bike tubes. But if you want to pull out the big guns, check out this whole suit made from recycled plastic bottles! Literally dress your Pops in head to toe eco fashion!