Give a tree, a beehive, a polar bear or a glacier for Christmas

With Christmas only a few days away, here are some tips for truly original green gifts that will surprise your loved ones and certainly do good for the environment. Give the planet a gift this Christmas: a tree, a beehive, a polar bear or a small area of alpine glacier!

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With a donation to one of the many sustainable projects that have sprung up recently, you can help others and our planet, too. In principle, it’s very simple: you choose a project, make a donation in the name of the recipient, and the recipient then receives a ‘donation receipt’. For example, you can give a tree through Treedom, a beehive through 3Bee, a polar bear through WWF or even a piece of glacier through GLAC-UP.

Give a tree through Treedom
Give a tree with just a simple click! You can do it for the benefits it can bring, for the CO2 it can absorb or to make an original gift. A farmer will plant it in his land. Your tree will be photographed, geolocated and will have its own online page where you can follow the story of the project of which it is a part. The fruits of your tree will belong to the farmer who will take care of it and who will be able to use them as a food resource or income support. As it grows, your tree will absorb CO2, protect the soil and biodiversity. You can choose from many species, countries, meanings, local uses and there are even Horoscope Trees!

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Give a beehive through 3Bee
They may be small and seem insignificant to some, but bees are a vital link in the entire food chain. Thanks to their tireless pollination work, they are responsible for about 80% of the food we eat every day. With 3bee you can give the gift of a beehive, helping beekeepers to monitor and protect their bees. And the gift includes honey!

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Give a polar bear through WWF
As a Christmas present this year, you can also choose to adopt an endangered species in the name of your loved one and help WWF to protect it from extinction. From whales to snow leopards, from polar bears to elephants, from penguins to lions, from dolphins to giraffes, many animals are in danger of disappearing, but with your gifts you can make a difference.

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Give a small glacier surface through GLAC-UP
Give the gift of an ice-pack of the Presena Glacier in Trentino (Northern Italy) and make your contribution to safeguarding the planet! Scientists tell us that 90% of Alpine glaciers will melt by the end of the century. If you want your grandchildren to be able to admire the beauty of these glaciers, choose one of the three different GLAC-UP ice-packs: preserve up to 3, 6 or 15 cubic meters of Alpine glaciers and receive an adoption certificate to monitor the impact of climate change on the glacier and the progress of its rescue.

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By following these tips you will be giving a gift not only to your loved ones, but also to the Planet and therefore to yourself!

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