It’s Green Gift Monday! Gift Responsibly

Warm up your fingertips, it’s Cyber Monday — the biggest online shopping day of the year.  But it’s also Green Gift Monday — a campaign launched last year by our friends at the Nature Conservancy to encourage more meaningful and responsible holiday gift giving.  And  when it comes to giving — isn’t ‘meaningful’ the point anyway?

Consider these gift ideas from the Nature Conservancy:

DIY.  You don’t have to be a professional glue-gunner to make your own gifts.  A wreath made of recycled (read: too ugly to warrant closet space) neckties, a batch of homemade applesauce or soup can luminaries are thoughtful, personal and eco-awesome.

Charitable gifts.  Your mother is impossible to buy for?  So don’t.  Instead, make a donation to a nonprofit (preferably one that’s near and dear to her) in her name.

Green goods.  Surely there’s a kid on your list who would love a skateboard made from sustainable bamboo or colorful cloth dolls made from organic or reclaimed fabrics.  And for the outdoor enthusiast,  may we humbly suggest a new jacket or pair of boots — using environmentally-preferred materials — from our Earthkeepers Collection?

For more gift-giving inspiration and ideas on how to green your holidays in other ways, visit the Green Gift Monday website.  You can also join the 1200+ who have already pledged to give green this holiday season by clicking the box below or going here.

  • http://blog.nature.org/2011/11/green-gift-partners/ Green Gift Monday Partners | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

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