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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.

Green Gift Monday

‘Tis the season to be shopping … and The Nature Conservancy is encouraging holiday shoppers to be more environmentally-responsible this year by proclaiming next Monday, November 29th “Green Gift Monday.”

The idea is to direct some of the considerable energy (and money) that many of us spend on holiday shopping toward choosing gifts that are environmentally-efficient, responsible and meaningful (Timberland Earthkeepers boots made with recycled materials, for example).  For inspiration, check out these green gift giving ideas from our friends at The Daily Green, blissmo, and Treehugger.

The Nature Conservancy’s website is chock full of additional gift giving ideas, as well as information and inspiration for making the rest of your holiday season green.

Have other thoughts on how to make your holidays more meaningful and less environmentally-impactful?  Share them with us here.