This is the third week of talking about how to give with our UU values. So far we've done local bookstores, bath products that do good, and this week let's talk nature gifts. By that, I mean gifts that actively support the environment and the preservation of wildlife. I've tapped our friendly local biology professor, Scott Shumway, for ideas.
You could gift a membership or donate in someone's name to one of these organizations:
Give the gift of reforestation:
Eden Reforestation Projects to plant trees in someone's name (I did this for Mother's Day - fitting since my sister and I are named after trees!)
For tangible gifts:
Cora Ball is a ball you put in your washing machine that catches microfibers and prevents them from polluting the water stream
Parks Project for beautiful graphic t-shirts and apparel that donate funds to specific parks (I often gift these to my brother-in-law and he loves them - there's one where you can track all the national parks you've visited)
What's your small act? What are your favorite gifts that give back to the planet? - Rev. Laurel