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Resourceful Green Gift Giving

I returned home yesterday from speaking at a simply incredible conference called Blissdom and was surprised to learn that my husband had purchased a Valentine’s Day gift for me. We don’t exchange gifts for Valentine’s Day – or for many holidays, quite frankly – so now I’m in the awkward position of finding a gift between now and Saturday.

In a last minute gift situation yourself? Here’s a resourceful solution – Save a Rainforest!

Cool Earth charity launched in November of 2008 with the intention of giving people a tangible way to fight against climate change. While we can all make a difference by recycling, using fossil fuels in moderation, repurposing what we already have, you can also make a difference quickly by simply donating a small amount of money to Cool Earth.

By making a $50 donation, you can protect half an acre of rainforest. Protecting just half an acre locks in 130 tons of carbon dioxide, effectively offsetting a household’s annual emissions by a factor of five. The gift recipient receives a certificate as well as updates from the Cool Earth’s local monitoring team. You are even able to view and monitor your particular half an acre by logging on to http://www.coolearth.org/!

Want to really wow the recipient? Remind them how much gas you saved by purchasing their gift online rather than driving to the store. Resourceful……I know.

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