Thursday, November 30, 2006

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

I'm going to post ideas for giving holiday gifts that are kind and gentle to our planet.

This is my first post, and I'm hoping my very smart and eco-minded friends will chime in and make additional recommendations. I'll post these at least once/week between now and the big X day.


Idea #1: Adopt an Acre or a Reef
Check out the
Nature Conservancy's site that explains how you can save an acre of rain forest from development or help protect fragile coral reefs. Both start at $50. While that might be a bit pricey on a single budget for someone like your boss, I think this would make a delightful group gift!

3 comments:

EL said...

Oh, what a good idea! I love the Nature Conservancy but had not thought of giving gifts this way. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I also like the Heifer Project. http://www.heifer.org/

K. said...

Fair trade products also make great gifts. Fair trade helps to promote sustainable development for excluded and disadvantaged producers. To learn more check out Ten Thousand Villages, http://www.tenthousandvillages.com
Here you can find a store near you or order on line.