Green Tech Gifts For Dad: A Father’s Day Gift Guide

That t-shirt emblazoned with the words “World’s Greatest Dad” might have been a great gift to give when you were twelve. Likewise the tie, the mug, and the electric shaver. Now that you’re all grown up, you need a Father’s Day gift that reflects your wisdom and maturity–and also, your knowledge of really cool green gadgets. After all, there’s a good chance that Dad helped to inspire your love of tech in the first place. Why not help bring him up to date on the latest and greenest of gizmos?

Black & Decker Electric Lawnmower


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Summer’s here and the grass is growing–which means that Dads everywhere are cranking up the old gas-guzzling lawnmower, creating a cloud of noxious fumes and risking their hearing in the service of a tidy lawn. But your Dad is different. Thanks to you, he’s out there with his new 36 Volt, 19 In. Rechargeable Mulching Mower with Removable Battery (CM1936)–or, alternately 36 Volt 18 In. Rechargeable Mower with Rear Bag (CM1836)–from Black & Decker.  No more cranking: your Dad’s mower starts instantly. No more gas can: his model cuts a 1/3 of an acre on a single charge. And of course, no more noise–something Mom is likely to appreciate as well.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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