Gifts can elicit joy and bring delight to your recipient, but physical gifts can generate a lot of waste. Stanford’s sustainability experts have estimated that between thanksgiving and new year’s day that gifting alone will generate an addition of 7 million pounds of waste!
Since the viral 2018 Ted Talk School strike for climate – save the world by changing the rules, activist Greta Thunberg and her message has been featured on major news and social media outlets and continues to be a well known activist. As a result, many conversations about environmentalism and what we can do to help save the planet have been gaining more attention.
A great way to help reduce waste related to gift giving is to assess your recipient's needs and give a gift that is sure to be used.This can be tough without spoiling the surprise and some people can be extremely particular about the products they choose.
By purchasing a Giftr, you save time, reduce waste and give your recipient the power to choose their perfect gift. When people are able to pick a gift they want, it is less likely that a gift will be unused or discarded. It’s a win-win!
At Giftr, our featured gifts are made by local artisans and small businesses. Many of these creators promote sustainable, environmentally conscious alternatives through their ethically made products and supporting environmental organizations by donating a portion of their profits.
One of the incredible initiatives that some of our featured creators support is 1% for the Planet, pledging 1% of sales to environmental stewardship, preservation, and restoration. This is an incredible partnership program that shows how dedicated these local creators are to giving back and being environmentally conscious.
Here are just a few incredible creators and organizations supporting environmental initiatives:
1% For The Planet Members
Donate to Environmental Conservation Efforts
We love being able to promote these inspiring creators and work towards making gift giving more sustainable and eco conscious. When you give a Giftr, you should feel good about helping to reduce waste, supporting small-scale domestic production, and empowering creators to create sustainable products and give back to their communities and the world.