Lego Headlamp—Made by the Wind

A Lego headlamp makes a fun gift or stocking stuffer for the children and toddlers you're trying to inspire for future outdoor adventures. Even better, you're helping support wind power with every Lego item you purchase.

What's the connection between renewable energy and strapping a Lego Man to your child's head? Lego was one of the founding companies behind WindMade, the first global consumer label that identifies organizations that use wind power in their operations or production.

To qualify for WindMade certification, a company must demonstrate that a minimum of 25 percent of its electricity comes from wind energy. (Learn more about the WindMade standards, as well as the other current WindMade member companies.) So far, the WindMade certification only applies to a company as a whole rather than to specific products, though standards for a WindMade product label are currently in development.

Wind or no wind, a Lego headlamp is a fun and engaging gift that costs only $10 to $15, depending on where you buy it. You can find it in a variety of places, including Amazon and REI (where it's currently on sale for only $6.93!).

“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.