Many of my readers have asked about nature gift ideas for the holidays, so I have decided this year, I will feature a couple of posts promoting alternative responsible gift giving. This post, features The Nature Conservancy in promoting their campaign to encourage holiday shoppers to buy gifts that give back to nature. Don't just talk about giving back to nature here is an opportunity to ACT!
Here are the top 5 green gifts being given so far this year - please spread the word about these gift offerings:
Adopt an Acre in Costa Rica
Your loved one will be helping to protect 400,000 acres of rainforest of the Oso Peninsula, home to at least half of Costa Rica’s wildlife, including jaguars, sloths, tapirs, macaws and four species of monkey. This gift contributes to the preservation of an area of important biodiversity.
For the Birder
Give your favorite bird lover a gift that will help restore birds’ habitats in places like the forests of the Southern Coastal Plain, the prairies of Minnesota, and in wetland habitats where the endangered Whooping Crane lives. Your loved one will receive our Great Places E-Newsletter and invitations to take part in local field trips.
Kids - Protect Sea Turtles
Children love sea turtles and with this gift, they’ll be protecting these amazing creatures wherever The Nature Conservancy is working to insure their safety. Your recipient will receive an adorable sea turtle plush toy, local conservation updates, invitations to join in on field trips, and discounts from eco-friendly retailers.
Adopt an Acre in the Northern Rockies
Help preserve this pristine 80 million acre home to wolves, grizzly bears and other amazing animals. This gift includes the Adopt an Acre magnet set and fact sheet that details our conservation work, and four issues of Nature Conservancy magazine.
Plant Trees in Brazil
Part of The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign, this gift contributes to our efforts to plant one billion native trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. This program will help to restore 2.5 million acres in the world’s largest and most endangered tropical forest.
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