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The Green Life: Green Father's Day Ideas

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June 04, 2008

Green Father's Day Ideas

Keep your green on Father's Day (June 15) with these earth-friendly gift ideas.

Shop vintage: Rather than buying a new fishing rod, find an antique that's just like the rod your father used as a child or the rod he used to teach you how to fish. The gift will have sentimental value, and gifting antiques leaves a lighter footprint by not using any additional resources for manufacturing.

Recycle:  Give new life to your father's old things (it's best to ask your dad which items he considers in need of a refresh before you attempt any drastic revamping projects). Recover a tattered chair, or send an outdated tie to Replayground, then place an order for a recycled necktie cell phone holder.

Save energy:  If your dad loves to have the latest gadget, shop for eco-friendly innovations like a solar powered motion sensing outdoor light, or a wind/solar powered cell phone charger.

--D.W.

Sources:  Replayground, Treehugger, Great Green Gadgets, Lulu's Vintage

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