12 Days of Christmas Spirit for Mother Nature – Day 2

Category: Fun Stuff, Newsletter

Today,  I am highlighting the World Wildlife Fund-Canada and the David Suzuki Foundation.

World Wildlife Fund – Canada

The work the World Wildlife Fund does in Canada focuses on preserving our local ecosystems and working to protect species that are at risk and endangered in our country, as well as around the world.

These adorable stuffed animals represent the species at risk within Canada, and the world can be “adopted”. The money goes towards conservation efforts.  My youngest son was, actually still is,  a huge “stuffie” collector, and he has several of these WWF animal stuffies.  In my opinion, this is a win/win gift – a cute stuffie for your child and a conservation gift to WWF – Canada.  Got enough stuffies? Check out their Nine ways to wild your holidays and give back to Mother Nature.

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Adorable stuffies representing Canadian animals at risk., Photo – World Wildlife Fund-Canada, 12 Days of Christmas Spirit for Mother Nature

The work of the WWF has  “evolved from protecting particular wildlife species and habitats to protecting life on Earth – including our own. Today, our work is about life, because everything we do is about securing the future of healthy, thriving ecosystems. And living, because the choices we make will decide that future—for us and for all species.” Source – World Wildlife Fund Canada

female elk in banff national park
Female Elk – Banff National Park, 12 Days of Christmas Spirit for Mother Nature

David Suzuki Foundation

I know- some people love him, some question him.  I grew up watching The Nature of Things, and there is no denying it, he is a brilliant man that isn’t afraid to make us question our environmental actions, or in some cases, lack of actions.

Their Vision and Mission statements are ones that we should all be striving for

Mountain Avens in Seed
Mountain Avens in Seed, Columbia Icefield in the distance, Jasper National Park, 12 Days of Christmas Spirit for Mother Nature

Mission –  “To protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future.

Vision –  “Is that within a generation, Canadians act on the understanding that we are all interconnected and interdependent with nature”. Source – David Suzuki Foundation

The David Suzuki Foundation aims to protect wildlife, but also to provide solutions for our rapid climate change problems and to protect the environment which is disturbed by these changes.

If you’re looking to make a donation in the name of Mother Nature for Christmas this year, either of these two organizations would benefit greatly – as would the wildlife found in Canada!

Happy Hiking!

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