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‘Tis the Season of Green Gifting

November 19, 2010
First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday and now, an even better option, Green Gift Monday! On Nov. 29, you can do all of your Holiday shopping in the comfort of your own home and feel good about it, too! Green Gift Monday will open you up to a world filled with  responsible and meaningful gifts which you’ll have full access to. If you’re going to give gifts this Holiday, why not make them sustainable and environmentally friendly?

Get creative and re-use items to wrap your gifts!

By participating in Green Gift Monday, you will support companies who make gifts that tread lightly on Mother Earth and source their products humanely.  Just last year, Cyber Monday shoppers spent almost $890 million online! Can you imagine if we all decided that we were going to use our purchasing power and only shop for Green Gifts? Just think of all of the good that it would do!

Adopt African Grasslands

The Nature Conservancy spearheaded this brilliant campaign, and it has gathered a wonderful assortment of Holiday gifts and ideas on its site that will make a difference. You can find enticing deals on gifts like energy-efficient products, gifts made with recycled materials, as well as “experience” gifts (like movie tickets, fun outings, etc). Green Gift Monday will also allow you to donate to a charity in someone’s honor!

Bay and Rosemary Organic Wreath

One of my favorite eco-friendly Holiday gifts this year are these recycled and biodegradable purses and bags from Urthbags. This company not only sources materials that have been thrown aside as trash but, they provide jobs to underprivileged women worldwide. Each bag is handcrafted by Fair Trade women’s organizations and artisans. Now, that’s what I call a Green Gift!

Recycled Sea Shell Bags by Urthbags.com

On Green Gift Monday you can even share your passion for environmental conservation with your loved ones and adopt an acre of African Grasslandcoral reefs in the Caribbean, or other gifts which will protect and restore our planet.  And The Nature Conservancy will include tons of eco-savvy tips for greening your Holidays, like wrapping presents in newspaper and decorating your home with pieces of nature!

 

Adop a Coral Reef in Palau

‘Tis the Season of Green Gifting! Turn your Cyber Monday into a better, more environmentally conscious day. Happy shopping!

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