5 FEEL GOOD GIFT GIVING IDEAS...FROM $18- $55 / by Joanne Palmisano

Here are 5 things that are not only cool — but make a difference. Have Fun Shopping! xoxo Joanne

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BUY A SAVE THE GIRAFFE T-SHIRT - FOR LITTLE AS $55

Giraffe T-shirt (Hers)

WORLD WILDLIFE ORGANIZATION… EXCERPT for the T-SHIRT… Make a donation to WWF in support of our conservation efforts around the world and choose a socially responsible T-shirt as a thank-you for your generosity. These soft tees, made of 70% organic bamboo and 30% organic cotton, feature graphic wildlife designs. Yours for a donation of $55 each.

(DONATION OPTION as well…)

EXCERPT FROM THE NATIONAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL…

Giraffe populations have declined almost 40% over the last 30 years, mostly because of hunting for bushmeat, habitat destruction and fragmentation, and the international trade in giraffe bone carvings and hunting trophies.

That’s why, conservation groups—NRDC, along with the Center for Biological Diversity, Humane Society International, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare—today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help protect giraffes by listing them as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

Such a listing would have several important benefits for giraffes. For example, it would:

  • Ban most imports of giraffe parts into the U.S. and limit exports. This is critical since our country is actually a significant importer of giraffe parts and products, with more than 21,400 giraffe bone carvings and 3,000 giraffe skin pieces imported into the U.S. over the last decade.

  • Help regulate our country’s domestic trade in giraffe trophies and parts,which appears to be growing. NRDC and its partners found at least 1,224 giraffe parts found for sale online in the U.S. in less than a month.

  • Help reduce trophy hunting of giraffes. Currently, the U.S. is a significant importer of giraffe hunting trophies, with, on average, more than one giraffe trophy imported to the U.S. every day.

    DONATE TO NRDC — FOR AS LITTLE AS $35.

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4 OCEANS BRACELET…$20

EXCERPT FROM 4OCEANS..

The story begins when Alex and Andrew take a surf trip to Bali Indonesia that would inevitably change their lives and the fate of the ocean. Devastated by the amount of plastic in the ocean, they set out to find out why no one was doing anything about it. One afternoon they came across an old fishing village where fishermen were literally pushing their boat through piles of plastic that had washed up on shore. The two surfers realized that the proliferation of plastic threatened both the ocean environment and the fishermen's livelihood. Could the fishermen use their nets, they wondered, to pull the plastic from the ocean? This idea stuck with the 2 surfers and they knew it was time to hit the drawing board. After realizing that the demand for seafood was driving the fishermen to focus on fish instead of plastic, they knew they had to create something that could fund the desired cleanup efforts. This is how the 4ocean Bracelet was born.

Made from recycled materials, every bracelet purchased funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. In less than 2 years, 4ocean has removed 2,234,116 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines.

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STYLING WITH SALVAGE BOOK…$18.27

EXCERPT FROM AMAZON… Discover the secrets of styling your home with reclaimed materials Joanne Palmisano is passionate about the joy and importance of reuse in home decor. Whether it's reclaimed, repurposed, recycled, salvaged, or antique, Joanne will show you how to turn an old piece into a stunning decorative object. Styling with Salvage is an essential guide for those who can't walk by a secondhand store or salvage yard without taking a peek, or who just want to decorate in a more mindful way. Joanne provides an aspirational-but-achievable template for all who wish to bring some character, style, and soul into their home.
Includes:

  • Top tips on the best places to look for items like vintage lace or old balusters

  • Ways to design with salvage when you seek to add color, or are working with monochromatic palettes

  • Inspiration on styling and displaying collections, whether it's vintage glass, leather boots, or bottle tops

Filled with Susan Teare's gorgeous photography, this book will inspire everyone who picks it up to reclaim their spaces with reclaimed materials. More than 200 color photographs

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CLASSIC REVIVE SIP SET - STRAIGHT CLASSIC GLASS STRAW + MASON LID + BRUSH…$19.50

EXCERPT FROM SIMPLY STRAW

In 2012, the Sladics' family began “Simply Straws”, a reusable drinking straw alternative to the common plastic straws. With a passion to educate the public on the effects of plastic pollution, and a commitment to work with organizations minimizing plastics-we began.

"After 31 years as a Dental Hygienist I discovered that I was always adapting mediocre products to help my patients with dental problems such as teeth sensitivity, staining and erosion issues.  I felt compelled to provide a product for my patients that was safe for them and the environment," says Cyndi Sladics, mother and co-founder of Simply Straws. "Talking this over with my family we all agreed it was time to make a product that I was confident to recommend and know it was the best of the best for my patients. We took my knowledge of science and health, my husband’s love of creating, my son's youthfulness energy and my daughters’ passion to protect the environment to provide for you our reusable drinking straws. A solution to a problem that effects all of us."

 It's Not Easy Being Green

We didn't stop at straws. Our sleeves are carefully crafted from fair-trade hemp, flax, and organic cotton. Our web hosting and printing are powered by eco energy, and we use non-toxic dyes and FSC-certified 100% post-consumer recycled paper for business materials. Oh, and all of our packaging is compostable. If we were any more green, we'd be a tree.  One percent of all proceeds goes directly to our non-profit partners, all of which give us that warm and fuzzy feeling.

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PARKS PROJECT POSTER… $25.00

EXCERPT FROM PARKS PROJECT…

Each product purchased contributes directly to one of over 30 different conservancies across the USA, providing vital funding for the ongoing care of National Parks. For all that these places give to us, we want to give something back. Cofounders Keith & Sevag both believe we can all do more to support our amazing parklands.

Purpose: Youth Education

  • Printed on fine art paper

  • Archival, acid-free pigment

  • Made in the USA

TRAIL CREW // USA

How many have ya been to? Show your support for our National Parks with our National Parks Vintage Poster!

Posters cannot be exchanged or refunded, so please double check the size and style. 

Posters not eligible for expedited shipping.

Frame not included. 

For every 10 products sold from our Trail Crew and All Parks Collections, $10 is donated to make a national park experience possible for a kid through the National Park Foundation’s Open Outdoors for Kids ProgramOpen OutDoors for Kids creates pathways for kids to enjoy, understand and connect with nature in exciting ways by facilitating outdoor activity, experiential learning, and cultural heritage exercises.

PARTNER: National Park Foundation