Two Hens and a Rooster through the World Vision Gift Catalogue, an example of an environmentally friendly gift, chickens are locally sourced.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - The results of a Harris / Decima
poll released this month point to the environment being an important
factor Canadians consider when giving gifts. While the annual survey
shows that the gap is closing, Canadian adults are still five per cent
more likely than their U.S. counterparts to prefer giving (73 per cent
Canada versus 68 per cent U.S.) and receiving (74 per cent Canada
versus 69 per cent U.S.) gifts that benefit the environment. The same
poll conducted in 2010 indicated Canadians were ten per cent more
likely to prefer giving environmental gifts and nine per cent more
likely to prefer receiving environmental gifts than Americans.
Conducted annually on behalf of World Vision, the charitable giving
study explores how Canadians define an environmentally friendly gift:
80 per cent of Canadian adults agree that an environmentally friendly
gift consists of recycled or recyclable materials (versus 70 per cent
in the U.S.)
72 per cent of Canadian adults view a gift that enables the recipient to
reduce their environmental impact to be environmentally friendly
(versus 62 per cent in the U.S.)
70 per cent in Canada say that locally made or locally grown makes a
gift environmentally friendly (versus 63 per cent in the U.S.)
Zaya Kuyena of Etobicoke, Ont., is a Canadian who gives green gifts.
"This year I am giving my parents the solar power gift in the World
Vision Gift Catalogue, which I know they'll be really excited to
receive," says Kuyena. "Through this gift, solar power will be donated
to a family overseas in my parents' names. So they are supporting the
environment and helping change a family's life."
Gifts in the World Vision Gift Catalogue provide tangible donations on
behalf of the gift recipient. These items are locally sourced when
possible. For example, fruit trees and livestock are purchased from
Many options allow children and families to lift themselves out of
poverty in an eco-conscious way, while reducing their environmental
impact, such as the gift of solar power, a safe eco-friendly stove or
fruit trees. Additional environmental gift options can be found at www.worldvision.ca/gifts.
This annual study of charitable gift giving was conducted by telephone
within Canada and the United States by Harris Interactive in the U.S.
and Harris/Decima in Canada, on behalf of World Vision between October
27 and October 31, 2011 among 1,021 Canadian adults 18+ between October
26 and October 30, 2011 and among 1,007 U.S. adults 18+. Data in the
polls were weighted to be representative of the entire population.
Full study results are available by contacting World Vision or by
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy
organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all
people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Visit our
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Video with caption: "Two Hens and a Rooster through the World Vision Gift Catalogue, an example of an environmentally friendly gift, chickens are locally sourced.". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20111121_C7831_VIDEO_EN_6998.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20111121_C7831_PHOTO_EN_6998.jpg&clientName=World%20Vision%20Canada&caption=Two%20Hens%20and%20a%20Rooster%20through%20the%20World%20Vision%20Gift%20Catalogue%2C%20an%20example%20of%20an%20environmentally%20friendly%20gift%2C%20chickens%20are%20locally%20sourced%2E&title=WORLD%20VISION%20CANADA%20%2D%20Canadians%20greener%20gift%20givers%20than%20America
Image with caption: "A recent poll indicates a strong Canadian preference towards giving and receiving environmentally friendly gifts. Fruit trees from the World Vision Gift Catalogue is an example of an environmentally-friendly gift. Trees are locally sourced and they help benefit the environment by absorbing carbon and producing oxygen. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111121_C7831_PHOTO_EN_6996.jpg
Image with caption: "A recent poll indicates a strong Canadian preference towards giving and receiving environmentally friendly gifts. Solar Power from the World Vision Gift Catalogue is an example of an environmentally friendly gift. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111121_C7831_PHOTO_EN_6997.jpg
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