Make it a Green Holiday

Put a piece of Canada under the tree

TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - This holiday season, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has the answer for holiday shoppers struggling to find that perfect gift. Give your friends and family a Gift of Canadian Nature. The alternative gift giving plan is available now.

Canada's leader in land conservation makes it easy to share your appreciation for nature with the people you love. This year NCC is offering an assortment of symbolic gifts that are meaningful alternatives to chocolates or pajamas. By giving a Gift of Canadian Nature, you will be contributing to the protection of wild spaces from coast to coast. Each gift helps to raise much-needed funds to protect habitat for some of Canada's most threatened species.

Each package includes a certificate that can be personalized in honour of the recipient. It also includes a full-colour, eco-friendly calendar, a beautiful and practical year-round reminder to the recipient that your unique gift is helping to protect Canada's natural heritage for generations to come.

Gift packages start at $40 and you can have them sent to you or directly to friends and loved ones. Orders of $160 or more are eligible for an extra calendar. Gifts can be personalized and orders received by December 4th can easily be shipped in time for the holidays (rush shipping is available after the 4th). All Gifts receive a Canadian Charitable tax receipt. Give a gift that is really an investment in the future.

Quotes

"It is a gift that gives twice," says John Lounds, president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. "You can give a gift to someone special and help build a natural legacy for all Canadians."

"Every year I give many of these gifts to friends and family, and every year I get heartfelt thanks for both the calendar and more importantly contributing to an important cause on their behalf. They appreciate the thought and that the gift is useful to them and others (including the critters that live on the protected land), and that it doesn't contribute to their accumulation of stuff," says Dr. Kai Chan, NCC supporter since 1996.

    
    Facts

    -  5 Gifts of Canadian Nature to choose from (see catalogue)
    -  85% of all funds raised by NCC go directly to on the ground
       conservation work
    -  NCC has been running an alternative gift giving program for over 17
       years
    -  Our calendar is printed waterless in Canada with vegetable-based inks
       on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Last year this helped save 25
       trees and over 68,000 litres of water.

    Learn More

    -  Download a catalogue at
       http://www.natureconservancy.ca/holiday_gift_media (1.7Mb PDF)
    -  Order by phone at 1-800-465-8005
    -  Order online at http://www.giftsofnature.ca/

    -  Image archive available at
       http://www.natureconservancy.ca/holiday_gift_images (2.9Mb ZIP)
    

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is Canada's leading land conservation organization. Since 1962 we have helped to protect more than 800,000 hectares of ecologically significant land nationwide. www.natureconservancy.ca

SOURCE Nature Conservancy of Canada

For further information: For further information: Oliver Hibbs, National Manager of Direct Marketing, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, (416) 932-3202 x245, Oliver.Hibbs@natureconservancy.ca

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