It can be a struggle to find gifts that are environmentally responsible. Here are some sources for eco-friendly gifts:
The Daily Green - Sustainable and non-toxic toys and gifts for the home, outdoors, clothing etc.
Eco-Artware - Gifts from recycled, reused and natural materials. Green America is a non-profit organization whose “mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.” Find links here to all types of products, with special offers from business listed in the National Green Pages.
Mass Audubon - The Massachusetts Audubon Society is the largest conservation organization in New England. Find links to their local sanctuaries, camps, and gift shop.
The Nature Conservancy - Give the gift of nature: plant trees in Brazil, adopt an acre in the US, help rescue coral reefs.
The New England Wildlife Center in Weymouth “is a 20+ year-old humane, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving wildlife and the environment through the operation of a wildlife teaching hospital, education, advocacy and public health and habitat intervention.” See their limited edition wine set, or check out their Wish List and donate useful items in a loved one’s name.
Re-Useit - “Better bags for a better planet and more.” Stainless steel and non-leaching plastic reusable water bottles, etc.
The Sierra Club is one of America’s most effective advocates for the environment.
Treehugger is a media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. See their Holiday Gift Guide.
The Trustees of Reservations “preserves, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts." They care for over 100 special places in the State where we can go to enjoy the great outdoors. Store is online.
1 JFK Memorial Drive
Braintree, MA 02184