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Turn Black Friday green!

Posted by bchristensen at Nov 28, 2013 12:25 AM |
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"Black Friday" sounds kind of scary... and if you head to the mall it really can be. So maybe you've decided to avoid the crowds? Going online will save your feet--and probably your patience--but will it save a wolverine or a forest full of old-growth cedar?

Don't forget: Shop REI online here and wildlife get 5% or find a Smile on Amazon!

"Black Friday" sounds kind of scary... and let's face it, the whole darn month can be terrifying if you head to the mall. So maybe you've decided to avoid the crowds? Going online will save your feet--and probably your patience--but will it save a wolverine or a forest full of old-growth cedar?

It will if you use your holiday spirit superpowers to turn Black Friday green! 

Without leaving your chair, you can donate or shop online for gear from our store or even REI.com and Amazon!

Tuesday December 3rd has been declared Giving Tuesday by non-profits across the US! It's a great day to make a gift in honor of your favorite hiker or wildlife lover. We'll send them a card for you, too! Learn more about #GivingTuesday

On Black Friday 2012, Americans spent more than $59 billion dollars, averaging $423 per person in a single day. Imagine the difference we could make if even a fraction of that money was spent on responsible, meaningful holiday gifts, or even on direct donations to good causes!

Well, I imagine that Conservation Northwest could do a lot, from restoring forests to protecting wildlife to bringing people together for our shared future. I imagine that we could help Washington learn to live with predators, restoring our wild ecosystems to their full potential. And I imagine that lynx could float across snow and powerful elk browse the valley bottoms from the Rockies all the way to the coast as we connect and protect the region's most amazing places.

That's a pretty good outcome for simply shifting some of your holiday giving from stuff to substance, yes? Your gift to Conservation Northwest this holiday will make that happen!

Of course, you may still need something to put under the tree!
  • Get gear: Our online store has lots of great gear and gift membership packages to choose from. Use coupon code GREEN2013 through #GivingTuesday (Dec 3rd) for free shipping on all orders of $30 or more!
  • REI gives green!  Click here to go to REI.com and 5% of your purchase will help Conservation Northwest keep the Northwest wild!
  • Amazon makes us smile: Shop Amazon via our special portal, and we get a donation for every gift you give.
  • Shop with a purpose: GoodShop and ebay Missionfish offer ways to give back to wildlife with your holiday shopping. Use Treehugger's Green Gift Guide to make your list!

Thanks for turning Black Friday green!

Focusing on gifts that help your favorite places, critters, and causes is noteworthy. We'd love to here how you are greening the holidays. Comment here or on Facebook.  Are you having a stuff-free holiday, giving donations, making your own gifts, or running away until January?


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It's easy to be green

Posted by Erin Moore at Nov 27, 2013 11:49 PM
Ah, our favorite color... Vinny the Vole thanks all of you who support us in these holidays!

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