The Rainforest Alliance’s Annual Green Giving Guide

December 11, 2012

This holiday season give a gift that gives back to the planet. Choose presents bearing the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal, the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) logo or the Rainforest Alliance Verified™ mark and feel good knowing that you’re supporting farmers, foresters and tour operators who have adopted sustainable practices that improve their local communities, protect wildlife and conserve ecosystems.

For the tech-savvy:

Do they love their phone? Enjoy the sustainable and stylish new range of iPhone cases from Twig! These cases are made using eco-friendly wood that is FSC-certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

Green Giving Guide

For the foodie:

Gift a gift basket packed with indulgent treats. Chocolate, coffee and tea from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms are available at most major supermarkets and specialty stores. Epicurean also offer gorgeous ranges of cutting boards made with FSC-certified wood.

For the musician:

Do they think they’re the next Eric Clapton? Well surprise them with the ultimate gift that rocks, a guitar from Martin Guitar or Gibson. These guitars are made with FSC-certified wood from trees grown and harvested in ways that protect both the land and its people.

For the adventurer:

If what they need is fun in the sun, search SustainableTrip.org to find eco-friendly hotels, lodges and other businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean. If you travel on American Airlines, British Airways, Asiana Airlines or Al Nippon Airways, you’ll also enjoy complimentary Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee onboard your flight!

For the person who has everything:

How about a rainforest? Make a tribute gift to Adopt-a-Rainforest to support conservation projects run by Rainforest Alliance partner organizations in Latin America.

For you:

Enhance your holiday decorations with some beautiful blooms! Be sure to choose flowers grown on farms that protect people and the planet -- just look for the green frog seal at Costco, Sam’s Club, Whole Foods Market and Walmart.