Life in the Green Lane

Environmental journalist Candice Batista shares video clips and eco-savvy advice from her TV show, A Greener Toronto.

With the environment on the top of everyone's mind these days, many people are looking for a gift to give this holiday season that won't pollute, wipe out wildlife or waste valuable natural resources. For those discerning shoppers looking for a last-minute gift, Greenpeace is offering Presents for the Planet, gifts that prevent global warming, protect oceans and save forests.With a few clicks of your mouse, you can give family and friends a truly meaningful gift that cannot be bought in any shop. Presents for the Planet can be purchased in any amount, from $20 upwards. Once you have selected your present, Greenpeace will send an electronic greeting card with your personal message telling friends and family about your gift - and do they ever have some truly inspiring gifts:

  • Sharing the Planet: For those who can't imagine a world without polar bears.
  • A Gift to Save Our Seas (SOS): For those who love oceans and all life in them.
  • A Gift of Forests: For those who love great forests and all life within them.
  • A Gift for the Solar Generation: For those who are worried about the future we're leaving for the next generation.
  • - The Gift of Peace: Something for those who believe every child has a right to grow up in a peaceful world.
  • Gift for the Global Thinker: Something for those who understand that we are all part of a global community.
  • Presents for the Planet provides an easy and carbon-free way of shopping for a meaningful gift to give to those you love who love the planet. The entire selection can be found on-line at

Unlike most giving campaigns, people get to choose the amount of the gift they'd like to give. Presents For The Planet can be given in the amounts of $10, $20, 30, $50, $100, $150, or any other amount. If you are worried about where your money goes‚ don't. Click here for more on that.

Another option is The Greenpeace Living Guide, which reflects Greenpeace's commitment to political and practical action. It offers real solutions for environmental living at home, at work and in your community. It also shows how each one of us can get political and be an every day activist.

For me this is the best green guide simply because of that. Being an every day activist fosters change and that‚'s exactly what is needed.

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