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Make it a Green Holiday: Put a piece of Canada under the tree

November 13, 2009

This holiday season, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has the answer for holiday shoppers struggling to find that perfect gift. Give your friends and family a Gift of Canadian Nature. The alternative gift giving plan is available now.

Canadas leader in land conservation makes it easy to share your appreciation for nature with the people you love. This year NCC is offering an assortment of symbolic gifts that are meaningful alternatives to chocolates or pyjamas. By giving a Gift of Canadian Nature, you will be contributing to the protection of wild spaces from coast to coast. Each gift helps to raise much-needed funds to protect habitat for some of Canadas most threatened species.

Gifts of Canadian Nature package

Each package includes a certificate that can be personalized in honour of the recipient. It also includes a full-colour, eco-friendly calendar a beautiful and practical year-round reminder to the recipient that your unique gift is helping to protect Canadas natural heritage for generations to come.

Gift packages start at $40. Orders of $160 or more are eligible for an extra calendar. Gifts can be personalized and orders received by December 4th can be shipped directly to friends and loved ones in time for the holidays. All Gifts receive a Canadian tax receipt.

Give a gift that is really an investment in the future. Wrap the beauty of Canadas wilderness this holiday season.


It is a gift that gives twice, says John Lounds, president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. You can give a gift to someone special and help build a natural legacy for all Canadians.

Every year I give many of these gifts to friends and family, and every year I get heartfelt thanks for both the calendar and more importantly contributing to an important cause on their behalf. They appreciate the thought and that the gift is useful to them and others (including the critters that live on the protected land), and that it doesnt contribute to their accumulation of stuff, says Dr. Kai Chan, NCC supporter since 1996

- 5 Gifts of Canadian Nature to choose from (see catalogue)
- 85% of all funds raised by NCC go directly to on the ground conservation work
- NCC has been running an alternative gift giving program for over 17 years
- Our calendar is printed waterless in Canada with vegetable-based inks on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Last year this helped save 25 trees and over 68,000 litres of water.
Learn More

- Download a catalogue at (1.7Mb PDF)
- Order by phone at 1-800-465-8005
- Order online at
- Image archive available at (2.9Mb ZIP)
Please use these images only to promote this program.

If land or species images are used, please credit as follows:
Kvamua Creek, Rivers Inlet; photo by Tim Ennis/NCC.
Grizzly Bear; photo by istockphoto.
Piping Plover; photo by USFWS.
Garry Oak; photo by NCC.
Swift Fox; photo by Karol Dabbs.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is Canadas leading land conservation organization. Since 1962 we have helped to protect more than 800,000 hectares of ecologically significant land nationwide.


For more information contact:
Oliver Hibbs
National Manager of Direct Marketing
The Nature Conservancy of Canada
Phone: 416-932-3202 x245

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