Holiday Gift Suggestions Because There is No Planet B!
Giving Back to Our Planet is a true gift.
Christmas gifts for people can be tough, but if you have an animal or earth lover in your life, it is really quite easy! Being generous and giving back is always a wonderful thing to do!
Marine Megafauna Foundation
MMF is the top non profit on my list. This foundation researches the world’s ocean giants to save them from extinction. Ocean Conservancy is more important at this time than it ever has been. The oceans are running out of time. Check out supporting their research at http://www.marinemegafauna.org/. You can also support them by purchasing my book, All Fish Faces at Amazon.com. 10% goes to their research! There is no Planet B.
World Wildlife Foundation
Mantatees have a difficult time, and help is always needed. They are such sweet, friendly creatures and recently I was able to kayak with them in Lovers Key State Park, Florida. Remember them this holiday season! World Wildlife has the cutest adoption sets ever! Confession: I bought a manatee for my granddaughter and a sea turtle for my grandboy this year! Manatee Adoption.
WWF also has “bucket” gifts. Make a donation to support WWF’s worldwide conservation efforts and select a special themed WWF bucket full of animals! Your donation provides general support to World Wildlife Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. 84% of WWF’s spending is directed to worldwide conservation activities. Give generously, there is no Planet B!
Join the fight for a healthy ocean and ecosystem! Join the Ocean Conservancy! Ocean Conservancy is a nonprofit environmental advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., United States. The organization helps formulate ocean policy at the federal and state government levels based on peer reviewed science. We need science based ocean, wildlife, climate, and natural resource policy based on Science, not whim or denial. “Our ocean unifies our world like nothing else. And saving it from ongoing threats is a cause that affects us all. We are on the front lines of ocean protection, investing in research, leadership and advocacy that advances science-based solutions that work.” There is no Planet B.
NatGeo Big Cat Initiative
Did you know that 90% of Africa’s lions have disappeared in the last 75 years? 90%. It is unimaginable that our planet will someday be so devastated that our treasured wild places and creatures will be gone. Help fight extinction of big cats with the Big Cat Initiative!
Save the Rhino!
They are in such desperate shape. We have already seen the Northern White Rhino and the Western Black Rhino become extinct in the wild. Did you know 2 Rhinos a day are poached in Africa for their horn? And poachers are willing to kill humans for the horns as well. Save the Rhino is a courageous and necessary organization to give to. Buy a stuffed Rhino and tell the recipient that you gave in their honor to Save the Rhino.
Give a gift of life and conservation!
Meet the Ocean
I met Paul North on an expedition to Antarctica. Paul is a polar diver and founder of Meet the Ocean, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public on the importance of the saltwaters of our planet. Employing science, storytelling, and encounters from earth’s most remote locations, Meet the Ocean combats environmental apathy and further understanding of how the ocean functions, in order to better protect it. Paul’s podcast is well worth listening to, and if you ever have the chance to travel with him, believe me, it is well worth it! You can donate to Meet the Ocean HERE.
These are some of my favorite non profits, but there are many! I know these organizations would be grateful for your gift, and so would the rest of our planet. Happy giving!
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