Green Gift Guide: The Gift of Giving

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This is the final part of The Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010,* which is a curated list of goods for design-savvy folks interested in green innovation.  This green gift guide has eight parts, which will be made available throughout the week.  This part includes five noteworthy organizations that provide shelter, design, or architectural assistance — they're all good options in the event that you want to provide the gift of a donation on someone's behalf. 

 

A. PROJECT H DESIGN

Founded by Emily Pilloton, Project H uses the power of design to motivate communities and public eduction.  Initiatives focus on humanity, habitats, health, and humanity, and the non-profit has noteworthy projects around the world.  Gift a Project H Design donation.

 

B. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

This nonprofit builds homes for families in need in an effort to eradicate poverty housing and homelessness.  It’s a noble endeavor and the families deserve the support.  Gift a Habitat for Humanity donation.

 

C. THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

By protecting critical water and land, The Nature Conservancy preserves plants, animals, and natural communities.  It’s protected 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of water to date.  Gift a Nature Conservancy donation.

 

D. ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY

This nonprofit harnesses the power of design and design professionals to build a more sustainable future and structures for people around the world.  Gift an Architecture for Humanity donation.

 

E. SHELTERBOX

This international organization uses Shelterboxes to help communities afflicted with natural and man-made disasters.  Each box includes a tent and supplies for up to 10 people to use while temporarily displaced.  Gift a Shelterbox donation.

 

*For more of The Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010, visit Popular Types, Art and Furniture, Tools of Conservation, Eco-Friendly Gadgets, Versatile Eco Spaces, Informative Books, Good Magazines, and The Gift of Giving.


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