With the holidays right around the corner, you may be having a hard time finding the right gift for the eco-friendly family member. We understand, navigating the slew of products available today to find one that doesn’t harm the environment or isn’t made with unsustainable materials can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. That’s why we’ve put together this list of go-to Christmas gifts for the environmental guru in your family. There’s still time to order before the 25th!
Greenlid Compostable Compost Bin
The Greenlid compostable compost bin is a kitchen-sized compost bin that eliminates the need to clean your compost bin after you empty it into your backyard or municipal outdoor compost bin. Instead of dealing with the stinky process, simply toss the whole compost bin and start over. It’s made from fully compostable material and is guaranteed to never leak, even when the full 4.0L capacity is in use.
The Nest thermostat is a programmable, self-learning thermostat that works with most HVAC systems including our geothermal heat pump and air to water heat pump. The Nest thermostat is programmable, which means it can raise or lower the temperature at predetermined times. For example, it could lower the temperature by two degrees while you are at work and raise it before you get home, so you are always comfortable, but you’re still consuming as little energy as possible. Since home heating accounts for roughly half a home’s energy consumption, the Nest can help you save money on your heating bills every month.
Solar Powered Christmas Lights
Have your friends or family members complained about increased home electricty bills since they put their Christmas lights up? If their lights are older, they are probably energy hogs. Consider upgrading their Christmas lights to high-efficiency solar powered LED lights. They work on a sensor so they only come on at night, they shine just as bright, and they won’t boost electricty consumption.
Solpro Hybrid Solar Electric Battery Pack
The Solpro is a hybrid solar electric battery pack for charging cell phones and tablets. It requires just 90 minutes in direct sunlight to charge your cell phone, or you can hold on to the charge for later with the battery pack. The Solpro can also charge enough for three cell phone recharges in 4.5 hours, making this tool the perfect option for users on the go or anyone who likes to hike or camp. The Solpro could also be an excellent gift for the survivalist in your family as part of a well-stocked emergency kit.