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EarthShare Member Charity Holiday Roundup

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Don’t give in to the urge to hibernate this winter!
EarthShare member charities are sponsoring all sorts of holiday-themed events
and projects to connect you to nature this season. Here’s a sampling of what
they’re up to:

 

Give gifts that get your kids outside this season with National Wildlife Federation’s list
of top holiday gifts
for outdoor play.

You could be part of the largest, longest-running animal
census on the planet by joining of Audubon’s
best-known traditions: the Christmas Bird Count
from December 14 – January 5. Begun in 1900 as an alternative to Christmas Day
bird hunts, the CBC has become a powerful force for the birds. Learn how to participate
here
.

Surfrider Foundation
and Firewire Surfboards have teamed up to trash your holidays! Between now
and December 21st, create a beach litter-themed holiday ornament and post a
picture of it up on Instagram with the hashtag #trashyholidays. Be the grand
prize winner and we will send you a new Firewire surfboard!

Green America’s 28-page
tablet-and-iPhone-friendly Green
Gift Guide
features offers from businesses featured in the just-published
2013 National Green Pages.   Turn to this
guide all year long whenever you need green gift ideas, and start now to find
discounts on gifts for Solstice, Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the New
Year.

The holidays are our peak chocolate eating season.  Any chocolate enjoyed in the US is likely
to contain cocoa grown in Côte d’Ivoire
, the world’s largest cocoa
producer.  And cocoa beans from Côte
d’Ivoire are now increasingly likely to be grown on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. Make sure your chocolate, and
other foods, come with the Rainforest Alliance seal of approval by clicking
here
.

Bright and beautiful holiday Give-A-Tree
Cards
from the Arbor Day Foundation do
more than send greetings of the season—every card plants a tree!

Now
through noon December 21
, those who visit aqua.org to purchase any full
price National Aquarium ticket for a
December visit, make a donation of at least $25, purchase or renew their
membership, adopt an animal through Aquadopt, or buy a gift ticket will be
automatically be entered to win a once-in-a-lifetime Amazing Experience at the
aquarium.

Brighten your day with this cool new Christmas
reggae jingle
from Earth University.

Frank Lowenstein, director of climate adaptation for The Nature Conservancy, solves the
age-old debate: real
Christmas trees
are a better choice for your family and the environment
than artificial trees. Watch
the video
to hear why Frank chooses real trees.

The Wilderness
Society
: Professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones continues to revolutionize
his sport by exploring some of the world's most remote mountain terrain. He
uses snowboarding to raise awareness about climate change and the need to
protect America’s wildest places—like California’s Sierra Nevada. Check out this exclusive
video
produced by Teton Gravity Research—and then go find your own
wilderness this winter.

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