Looking for a special way to help those in need when buying a gift?
Through the Amias Project, you can make a big impact on nomadic tribal women and their families in Central Tanzania, East Africa.
The Barabalg tribe’s fair trade jewelry sales afford them food as well as educational opportunities. Support their efforts, and provide hope for a less fortunate culture. (must allow 4 weeks delivery; free shipping on orders over $75)
charm necklace/ear weight ($25), and more
I’m a lover of sending cards — not only Christmas, birthday, and other special occasions, but year-round notes as well. Although there are beautiful papers and cards made from recycled materials available today, and a few c2c options, the greenest way to send greetings today may be by email. No need for stamps, envelopes, or to expend extra energy of all sorts when you send an e-card.
I just received a tip about threeleafcards.com a wonderful new resource for sending this season’s greetings. Co-founded by two high school pals, Steve Knaub and Andy Atkins, these eco-sensitive thinkers have created an easy to use, online card biz that sends the right message to all those who love to stay stylishly connected, year-round.
Purchase an annual membership ($20.95), and you’re on your way. Greetings can be customized with music preferences. 10% of the fee goes to a nonprofit partner of your choice, and you receive free climate crisis e-cards with membership.
Related: green-up the holiday gifts (previously on AltCon, 11.24.07)
green Christmas Cards – Jacquie Lawson e-cards (12.4.08)