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Cyber Monday is Old News – It’s Green Gift Monday!

Cyber Monday is Old News – It’s Green Gift Monday!

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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9:27PM PST on Dec 1, 2010

I usually prowl thriftstores for months before Christmas and reliably find unique, adorable treasures that should cost a lot but don't -- because they're from a thriftstore! It's really neat, also, to share a bit of someone else's life, even if you don't know who that person is.

10:55PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

I hear you.

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12:40PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

The gift giving of Christmas is sooo overly done. You can have a Wonderful Holiday without spending alot of money and going to Black Friday or online for Cyber Monday. You can easily make your gifts through out the year, or buy used books and videos. There's NOTHING wrong with RECYCLING. Isn't that what we're trying to teach our children, remember that's the next generation.

12:27PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

Thanks. I won't be buying any gifts this year...and didn't last year either as I was no longer working. But I used to buy a lot of gifts from and the They had a nice selection of fair trade items and I was able to help out some worthy charities with my purchases.

8:37AM PST on Nov 30, 2010

Thank you for posting.

5:44AM PST on Nov 30, 2010

Thanks for the info.

3:39PM PST on Nov 29, 2010


3:22PM PST on Nov 29, 2010

I am no contender for consumerism, but, I am considering sending my friends the vegan delights from vegecyber, particularly the "bacon", "drumsticks", "king prawn" + dried medallions with the accompanying bbq sauce. Vegan is truly green.

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