Cyber Monday

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Today is Cyber Monday, which means that according to online retailers, many of you reading this post have decided to forgo the crowds and are doing your holiday shopping online — probably a wise choice.

By avoiding driving from mall to mall in pursuit of the cheapest sales and the most perfect gifts, you’re also reducing your carbon footprint — just as hundreds of world leaders are gathering in Durban, South Africa today for this year’s major U.N. climate change conference.

In addition to making your shopping habits more sustainable, you can ensure that your gifts have a positive impact not only on their recipients, but on the world around us. Consider giving a gift to CI that will help us protect ecosystems and support communities across the globe, from Mexico to Botswana to Indonesia.

New this year, with a gift of $50, you will get a free set of holiday cards, which come in both electronic and printed form. If you already have cards, you can “green” them with our Green Impressions seals.

With your donation, you can also receive ‘People need nature to thrive’ sustainable T-shirts, reusable bags and water bottles. Your donation will remain fully tax-deductible — and if you would like to make a donation and not receive a gift, you can do that as well.

These gifts are simple, they’re beautiful, they’re sustainable and best of all, the proceeds will help CI protect nature — and the people who depend on it — around the world.

Kat Powers is CI’s senior manager of online fundraising.

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