According to Urban Dictionary, Green Guilt is “the feeling that you should do more to help the environment and save the planet,” Or, “when you do something that is bad for the environment and feel guilty about it.”
A recent survey indicated that about 29% of Americans admit to having feelings of green guilt from time to time. So this Father’s Day, why not help Dad with those green guilt feelings?
Here are three easy ways to help Dad with green guilt this Father’s Day:
Buy him a gift made of recycled materials
From bottle openers made from old baseball bats to railroad nail cufflinks, Uncommon Goods has lots of options for gifts made purely of recycled materials. Not only will Dad like the gesture, but he’ll sleep better knowing he’s not further damaging the environment.
Recycle his old electronics for him
Especially if you’re buying Dad a new smartphone or tablet for Father’s Day, you can help ease his “green guilt” by offering to recycle his old electronics for him. You can find the value and print a free shipping label on our website—and get Dad some extra green (the good kind)!
Make him an all-local dinner
Eating local is a great way to go green, plus it’s fresh and delicious! Hop on your bikes (or at least carpool) to the local grocery store to purchase local ingredients for your meal. Throw in a bottle of local, organic wine for an extra touch!
Hopefully these gifts will really show Dad how much you care—and keep him feeling good about his eco-impact.
What other eco-friendly and green guilt-reducing Father’s Day gift ideas do you have?