Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Save the Ocean While You Shop

Here's how you can complete your holiday shopping and support Ocean Conservancy at the same time!
Every gift listed below is ocean-friendly, will generate support for Ocean Conservancy, and will please someone special on your shopping list.
1. Ocean Conservancy Wine Club - Located in the wine country of California's Central Coast just south of beautiful San Luis Obispo and famed Morro Bay, and five miles from the rugged coast, Edna Valley Paragon Vineyard soils are rich with ancient marine deposits. Be one of the first to experience the Ocean Conservancy Wine Club, each delivery includes seasonal food & wine pairing tips and sustainable seafood recipes from celebrity chef Joey Altman. For every quarterly shipment of Edna Valley Vineyard wines, a contribution of $5 will be donated to Ocean Conservancy. To join the wine club call 1-888-391-WINE (9463).2. Endangered Species Chocolate - Savor chocolate this holiday season while saving our planet. Endangered Species Chocolate premium and organic chocolate is 100% ethically traded and their colorful wrappers not only increase awareness of threatened or endangered species, but also inspire proactive conservation. Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10% of net profits to help support species, habitat and humanity to Ocean Conservancy and Chimp Haven. Shop today for holiday gift giving ideas!
3. - Looking for the perfect gift for the boater on your shopping list? is dedicated to providing boaters and sailors with high-quality environmentally friendly boating products. extensively researches every product they carry to assure they are made in a responsible way and have the least impact on the environment. While shopping be sure to indicate Ocean Conservancy as a Friend of the Earth at checkout, and will donate 5% of the sale to support our ocean conservation efforts. Order online now at
4. The Unnatural History of the Sea by Callum Roberts - For those of us who cherish the ocean, it is often difficult to hear stories of its imminent demise and not wonder, "How did it get so bad?" I highly recommend The Unnatural History of the Sea, because Roberts provides answers to that question and much more. In beautiful prose and exhaustively researched detail, he chronicles the steady decline of the ocean over the course of a thousand years of exploitation. Order online now and receive a 35% discount.
5. Motivate others to do their part to save our ocean by being a walking ad for ocean conservation! Wear Ocean Conservancy polo shirts, t-shirts and other cool stuff so that when you're asked, "What is Ocean Conservancy?", you can inspire others to join in the sea change that you are supporting!
6. Ocean Conservancy gift membership. Your gift recipient will receive a year's membership in Ocean Conservancy, a subscription to Ocean Conservancy magazine, a sea turtle plush - as a reminder of the marine creatures that depend on a healthy ocean-a personalized membership card, and notification by e-card or printable certificate. You will get the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing your part to spread the word for ocean conservation. Purchase a gift membership online now.
Every gift you buy from Ocean Conservancy helps to support our work to save whales, sea turtles, dolphins, and every creature that depends on a healthy ocean, including people! Thank you for supporting Ocean Conservancy when you shop this holiday season.
Vikki N. SpruillPresident and CEOOcean Conservancy

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