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Give to the planet for Xmas

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It’s no secret that many people give and receive Christmas presents each year that aren’t really valued.

Indeed research conducted by The Australia Institute found that 53 per cent of Australians typically throw away at least one Christmas gift and 21 per cent give at least one Christmas present to someone they do not want to.

All in all, we spend $750 million on unwanted gifts each year.

Not only do we chew up unnecessary resources to make, ship and store them but most of these unwanted presents eventually hit the garbage and go into landfill.

Happy Christ-mess.

There is a growing trend towards looking at Christmas as a time to give back to a cause or charity rather than spending that money on presents that people don’t want or need.

Now locally based charity Rainforest Rescue has developed a range of gift cards that offer an easy and affordable way to find the perfect gift for everyone, no matter their interest.

‘Each card represents a gift of Rainforest conservation. From planting a tree to purchasing rainforest in the Daintree, from Orangutan to protecting the Cloud Forests of Ecuador, there is a gift card to suit everyone,’ says Erryn Stephens, Rainforest Rescue’s Fundraising Manager.

‘Rainforest Rescue’s range of ethical and sustainable gift cards are a great way to show your friends and family that you care while at the same time helping to achieve real conservation outcomes,’ says Kelvin Davies, Rainforest Rescue CEO.

Rainforest Rescue purchases and protects land in the Daintree rainforest that would otherwise be developed. For $25 you can give a gift of five square metres to save the Daintree Rainforest. ‘Imagine the feeling that comes from saving the oldest rainforest on Earth,’ said Mr Davies.

You can also give a gift of a rainforest tree to be planted in the Byron Shire where Rainforest Rescue has established more than 100,000 trees.

Rainforest Rescue’s gift cards can be purchased online at www.rainforestrescue.org.au or by calling 1300 763 611.


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