Now, more than ever, it is a fantastic time to start considering gifts that are eco-friendly and animal-friendly, and continue to give back!
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, WAN put together a list of some great suggestions that are thoughtful, generous and well worth the investment for your significant other, as well as for the environment.
There are not many things that exude love more than a rescue dog or cat. This Valentine’s Day consider expanding your family by adopting a shelter pet for someone you care about, including yourself. Many shelters and rescue groups are offering Valentine’s Day specials.
More than 250 rescue organizations and municipal shelters throughout the country are participating in animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society’s “Give Love” $14 adoption fees campaign. Find a participating location near you by CLICKING HERE! or Make A Donation to your favorite charity on your loves behalf!
Want to give a gift that is a little less tame this year? How about helping a rescued wild animal by adopting one online? In addition to the pleasure it gives both you and your giftee that you have contributed to saving the life of an animal which either is, or could potentially become, on the endangered species list. The organization that you adopted through will typically send you a photo of your adopted animal and information about them and their species. More information about wild animals available for adoption and how the process works, can be found by visiting the World Wildlife Federation by clicking HERE!
Consider planting a tree for someone special, and bask in the green! A fruit tree, in particular, will make your gift even more juicy and will continue to give back each year. Don’t think you’re ready to care for a tree of your own? Adopt one! CLICK HERE!
Companies such as Bambeco offers a wide array of sustainable gift ideas for everyone on your list. According to the company, each gift supports three core causes; fair wages and safe workplaces, clean water and water conservation and forest preservation and restoration. CLICK HERE!
For those looking to put a ring on it this Valentine’s Day, consider a gift such as this stunning elephant conservation ring; designed by Global Guardian Designs and Fia Perera. A portion of the proceeds goes toward Peace 4 Animals’ Project Endangered Species, to protect endangered African Elephants from extinction. CLICK HERE!
Farm Sanctuary’s shelter animals are in need of loving “parents” to sponsor their monthly feed, shelter, and veterinary care costs. Farm Sanctuary animals are available for sponsorship through their Adopt a Farm Animal Program. By participating in the Adopt a Farm Animal Program, you help provide the necessary support to care for a rescued farm animal and defend all farm animals against cruelty. CLICK HERE!
Photo Credits: dfiles, Mother Nature Network, Care 2, inhabitiat.com, Peace 4 Animals