Welcome to the 29th "Green" Tips Message. This message is sent to all subscribing users on a weekly basis providing simple tips on becoming more Green! This article is part of Earth911’s series, where they showcase ways to green your life in various areas.This week's message provides simple tips on:
10 Must-Have Green Gifts for Every Person on your List
1. The Philanthropist
Supporting a favorite charity or cause is a truly thoughtful alternative to trinkets and trifles. If you’re new to giving, groups such as Charity Navigator or the American Institute of Philanthropy can help you make informed decisions.
We like Trees for a Change, a program that offers “Tree Gift Cards.” Once you present the gift cards, send Trees for a Change one of the included postcards with the name of the person for whom the tree will be planted.
Trees for a Change is also a green business certified by Green America and is committed to sustainable business practices, including using only 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper for its tree gift certificates and cards, as well as planting extra trees to offset its carbon emissions.
2. The Gadget Geek
We love this portable solar electronics charger from Gaiam for the electronics aficionado on your list. No matter what you need to charge – an iPod, cell phone or rechargeable batteries – all you need is a little sun.
A rugged, hardcover-book-sized plastic case stores a 20-inch USB cable, various adapter jacks and a 4.4-watt solar module. It also includes a AA/AAA battery charger, so you can juice up even more electronics while you’re working off the grid.