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If your mom is earthy-crunchy, makes her own granola and doesn’t wear perfune or dyes…or even if she is just a normal mom that likes to do good things for the environment and less-fortunate people – please check out these wonderful sites and their assortment of unique presents.  I am a huge fan, particularly of heifer.org – I mean who doesn’t want a llama!

http://www.ecoist.com/index.asp

An Ecoist™ is an individual that lives a modern, eco-minded lifestyle. “Ecoists” have no particular age, race, nationality, nor a particular style. Our handbags are worn by different people, at different places, and in different ways. Handcrafted with endless colors and one-of-a-kind patterns, Ecoist™ handbags are as diverse as the Ecoists who wear them. Our only common ground is the Earth.We offer accessories made from mostly repurposed and sustainable materials and are produced in fair trade, sweatshop-free environments. We hope to inspire more people to become “Ecoists” and think differently about the things they buy, how they are made, where they come from, and vote for a more sustainable world.

 

http://www.heifer.org/

Sheep: Shear Joy (one example of the animals you can donate!)

Entire communities depend on wool and meat from sheep. Struggling families use sheep’s wool to make clothes, or sell it for extra income. Sheep often give birth to twins or triplets and can graze even the hilliest, rockiest pastures unsuitable for other livestock.

Some Heifer families use managed grazing techniques or zero-grazing pens to protect the environment and collect manure for fertilizer, which improves soil and pasture land.

Warm in winter, cool in summer, waterproof and durable – wool is a valuable product that struggling families can use for clothing or sell for extra income.

All over the world, Heifer partners are raising sheep to advance the cause against hunger and poverty.

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