I’m seeing Christmas from a completely different angle this year due to how much I have changed over the course of 2016. It will be my first vegan Christmas and also the first year I’ve directed my life down the route of minimalism and living consciously in a sustainable, ethical, and eco-friendly. So I have decided to quickly throw together a gift guide for Christmas that holds a few brands and products that sell sustainable or ethical products and most of which have a really interesting back story. So instead of spending blindly and frivolously this year, try being a bit more conscious and see how you feel. Also if you’re looking for a few natural beauty brands, keep reading!
FASHION RELATED BRANDS
TREATMENTS OR COURSES
For The Person Who Hates Gifts:
A donation to a Non-Profit Organisation:
Charity: Water.org: This is an organisation working to tackle the water crisis. They invest the money raised into organizations with years of experience to build sustainable, community-owned water projects around the world.
Water.org: An organisation that is non-profit and helps bring clean water to and sanitation to the world. It is a way to empower better life.
Wildlife Conservation Network: A non-profit organisation that protects endangered species and preserves their natural habitats.
Farm Sanctuary: The mission at Farm Sanctuary is to protect animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.
350.org: This company is working towards lowing emissions from green house gases to tackle climate change. They believe in a safe climate and a better future.
Save Elephant Foundation: Save Elephant Foundation is a Thai non–profit organization dedicated to providing care and assistance to Thailand’s captive elephant population through a multifaceted approach involving local community outreach, rescue and rehabilitation programs, and educational ecotourism operations.
Sponsor or Adopt an Animal:
The Farm Animal Sanctuary in the UK: Adopt a farm aminla at Britain’s first Farm Animal Sanctuary. Compassionate caring for 25 years at the Sanctuary Farm Animals are for life and not for slaughter.
Adopt a Turkey: Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project has encouraged people to save a turkey at Thanksgiving through sponsorships that help us rescue animals and provide care for them at our sanctuaries, as well as educate and advocate for turkeys and other farm animals everywhere.
Save Elephant – Sponsor an Elephant: Sponsorships are a great way to show your love, compassion and support for an elephant. Sponsorship money helps to provide food, medical care and shelter. In return, you will receive a certificate acknowledging your contribution which may be on behalf of another person if you wish.
Save Elephant.org Dog Project: Sponsor a dog at the Save Elephant Foundation in Thailand. “A sponsorship is a symbolic donation towards one of our dogs, in return you get an update on this dog every 3 months. As we give the same care to all our dogs alike of course the money goes to the whole project.”
An Online Course:
Integrative Nutrition: A 1 year online course about holistic nutrition and health. Career prospects mainly include Health Coaching. Their mission is to play a crucial role in improving health and happiness, and through that process, create a ripple effect that transforms the world.
Certificate of Plant Based Nutrition: The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate offered in partnership with eCornell is a revolutionary online program that will help you understand the importance of diet and nutrition for your life.