Americans are spending millions of dollars today on what has been dubbed “Cyber Monday.” But The Nature Conservancy wants to change this tradition of buying lots of useless stuff on the internet, and shift people’s focus to their new effort – Green Gift Monday.
It’s a simple concept that doesn’t change the way people shop much at all. Instead of ordering plastic doo-dads that will be thrown away in a month, find green gifts instead! The Nature Conservancy has a great resource website for finding green gifts, and even has a green gift store themselves.
Check out their resources and do what you can to make today Green Gift Monday! My favorites of their site’s resources include Ten Green Gift Ideas from Treehugger and Ten Gifts from Etsy for the Green Geek Dad.
What’s even cooler is that people have started to catch on and post their own green gift ideas and resources to social media sites like facebook and twitter. You can find those resources by searching for #ggm2010 or visiting The Nature Conservancy’s Twitter page.
Green Gift Monday is even noted with four other creative social good campaigns on Mashable today – check it out!
How will you turn Cyber Monday into Green Gift Monday? What are some of your great green gift ideas? Let us know in the comments!
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