Green Gift Ideas

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  • grenchmasJane Goodall Institute. This institute is close to our heart! Jane Goodall not only continues to protect and observe chimpanzees, but also does some breathtaking development cooperation and inspires young people all over the world to do something useful with her Roots and Shoots program. You can either donate money, become a member, adopt a chimpanzee or order one of the many beautiful things of her online shop. You can find her books in English, beautiful mugs and letter paper, memo blocs, peace bracelets, brass pins, a tree planting certificate and even delicious organically shade-grown coffee beans from the Gombe Reserve. Sunbeams has a selection of her products which can be bought at our events. If you send us an email well in advance you can even make your personal order to be picked up at one of our events.
  • Natuurpunt. Natuurpunt, the biggest nature organization in Belgium, has an online shop with lots of original nature presents. Have a look at their selection of binoculars, posters, books, DVDs, bat detection devices etc. You can find your items by clicking on the categories in the left column. Members get a reduction.
  • Vogelbescherming. The Belgian organization for  bird protection, Vogelbescherming, has a catalogue which you can download here. Just write them an email with your wishing list and it will be delivered at your home. Members get a reduction. We love their mugs decorated by the Belgian artist Marjolein Bastin!
  • Nature et Découvertes. Nature et Découvertes have an amazing selection of creative toys for children, books, useful items and gadgets for adults all related to nature, well being, exploring. It might be a bit expensive sometimes but a share of their profit goes straight into projects related to nature.
  • Ozfair. Ozfair is a fair-trade and organic shop which offers a nice selection of presents - necklaces, tea pots, bath products, CDs, clothing and wooden toys for children. They also serve breakfast and lunch in their boutique in Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillis.

The article was originally published in the January 2009 edition of the Sunbeams Newsletter.

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