Thursday, December 17, 2009

WWF Canada Adoption Kits - Do some good and warm a heart.

ecochick almost dropped the ball on this one. Blame the non-sleeping ecobaby. She's lucky she's so cute.
You know the World Wildlife Fund. They are the dedicated conservation organization whose noble goals are To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:

* conserving the world's biological diversity,
* ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable,
* promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.


During these days of Copenhagen and climate change discussion, the role of the WWF in raising awareness and promoting great ecological programs are more important than ever. One of the many ways in which the WWF promotes their programs is to sell items in their store that bring their customers closer to nature themselves - such as their awesome (and adorable) Adoption Kits. I just love these. From their press release:

The WWF-Canada Adoption Program offers the chance to symbolically adopt a threatened species and support critical work to protect nature at the same time. More Canadian animals are available for adoption than ever before, including the caribou, polar bear, grizzly bear, Arctic fox, monarch butterfly, Atlantic cod (I had to laugh at this - adopt a cuddly Cod for Christmas!), northern leopard frog, common loon, meerkat, blue shark and the black-footed ferret. Alternatively, you can select from popular international species such as the emperor penguin, Asian elephant, giant panda, orangutan, tiger and snow leopard.

Each adoption package costs $40 and contains a 12.5 cm stuffed animal of your choice, a personalized adoption certificate, a letter identifying you as the gift giver, a brochure about the species you are protecting and the work you will be supporting, as well as a $30 tax receipt – all wrapped up in a great reusable WWFCanada tote bag. Gift givers looking to make a greater contribution to wildlife can also adopt a family of polar bears, orangutans, Arctic fox or pandas.

What an awesome initiative, and what a great gift idea for the animal- or planet-lover in your life. But here is the caveat. If you want to give a kit for Christmas you need to order it by midnight December 17. Missed the holiday delivery deadlines? NEW this year: Email an adoption certificate right away to tell your loved ones their adoption kit is on its way. The link is here, and orders from the WWF store that include adoptions qualify for free shipping - just enter Special Offer Code: shopwwf during checkout. (This offer ended December 17th, 2009 at 11:59pm EST). So if you think there's someone in your life who'll love one of these under the tree - go check it out right now. They also have plenty of other great gifts for the ecologically-minded giver, so make sure you browse around.

And. AND. The lovely Sara at WWF Canada has given me three WWF Adoption Kits to give away to you, my amazing, wonderful readers. We have a Polar Bear, Penguin and a Caribou kit ready to go. Here's all you need to do to enter the giveaway: Go to the WWF Store and tell me which animal you're ready to adopt. It doesn't have to be one of the ones we're giving away, pick your favourite (I'm partial to the Leopard Frog myself!) Put your animal in the comments by 5 pm Monday, December 21 (This means the animals will not reach you by Christmas, but will be a great way to start the New Year!) Please ensure you leave a way for me to contact you in your comment.

Until then, happy ecoshopping!

27 comments:

Pixie said...

OOOOOO! This is much awesomeness! I have been debating adopting an Asian Elephant for Charlotte for the last couple of Christmases but just haven't done it yet. (Pixie)

Kara said...

I love the snow leopard. I think I will adopt one for Katie.

Mom on the Go said...

Reid has received two polar bears so far in her 5 Christmases, both are creatively named "Poley". I think I'll go with a Monarch butterfly this year.

Rae said...

We've been debating between the cod and the meercat. I think the girls would like a "cute" animal better though...

terra said...

With unlimited funds I would one of each, but first on my list would be a penguin for my unborn baby.

Capital Mom said...

The polar bear. Always the polar bear.

Chelle said...

If it were for me - snow leopard. As a gift - polar bear for SIL.

Susan said...

Our oldest daughter, Skye, adopted a polar bear last year for her birthday. Her party donations amounted to enough to buy a snow leopard for Avery (her little sister) and a grizzly bear for Rory (Avery's twin sister). I have a love of elephants and penguins, so I'm torn between the two. The kids love the frogs best (though the snow leopard is definitely the cutest in our family!).

Julie said...

I am thinking the cod would make a nice gift for someone. Natalie got a sea turtle for her first Christmas and it is so very cute. :D

Beth said...

For our sons first Christmas, he got the tiger that we named Delaware (after a character in Blue's Room). The poor thing is looking worn because it's been loved so much.

I just showed the page to him and he says he wants a caribou (and I may have just ordered it for him but don't tell LOL).

But that snow leopard is super adorable!!

sunflowergal said...

I think I would pick the penguin because my youngest loves them.

Martina said...

Definitely a penguin. I love penguins!

SB said...

I would adopt a polar bear! Astrid knows the difference between a polar bear and other bears (though they all say RAWR!)

You know where to find me!

Ms.Teacher said...

Blue Shark for sure!!!

Polkaroo said...

Penguin!! I've loved Penguins since I was a kid. Had a pretty big collection of them until I moved in with the boy.

Giggey said...

What an awesome giveaway!!! My son wants a real dolphin for Christmas so my idea was to adopt one on his behalf. It's not endangered, so I will likely do it through a zoo or marine park. He had initially wanted a polar bear...so this would be perfect. His birthday is Dec 31. Just saying. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Just got a shark, polar bear and Orangatun for family I've been trying to figure out what to buy for!! Thanks for posting this on Twitter!! -michellehp

in your window as you fight said...

i would adopt the caribou because it calls attention to the fact that caribou are at risk in ontario and deserve increased protection. also, they are cute and cuddly and technically they are reindeer!! what better theme for a christmas gift!

John Lepp said...

I think the meerkat's are totally rad and are getting on for our niece this XMAS...

Jessica said...

I'd adopt a cod, because, well, how many adoptions do you think they get, compared to the adorable snow leopard and penguin? ;)

Second choice would be the loon, because I love the sounds the make, especially when they echo off a misty lake in the dusk.

Cheri said...

The snow leopard

Joanne said...

I love the meerkat! Such a great gift idea.

Spatula said...

I got a polar bear for Christmas last year and I desperatly want another one. I just love the polar bears.
of course I am still waiting for my bear to arrive at my house :p

The cotton bags said...

WWF is doing a great job. I love reusable bags. Waste reduction is very important. By equipping our community with reusable bags we can eliminate the waste that is associated with plastic shopping bags.

Amy said...

Aww, I would adopt a Meerkat. They are too cute!

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