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How You Can Help
Since the Adopt an Acre® program began in September 1991, more than 30,000 people have raised $22 million to protect 600,000 acres of land. But there is still much work to be done.

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Other Ways to Give
Other Ways to Give
Red-eyed tree frogs, Sarapiquí, Costa Rica. Photo © Bruce Leventhal, Stillwater, Minnesota
There's still time to enter your stunning nature photos in our 7th annual digital photography competition.

Avon's Hello Green Tomorrow
Avon’s Hello Green Tomorrow
For the third consecutive year, The Avon Products, Inc. "Hello Green Tomorrow" project will contribute proceeds from fundraising products, including an aluminum water bottle, to the Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees campaign in Brazil. The promotion will take place in the U.S. and in more than 50 countries around the world.

Rustic Crust Supports All Hands on Earth
Rustic Crust Supports All Hands on Earth
Rustic Crust is a supporter of The Nature Conservancy's All Hands on Earth campaign aimed at inspiring people to make the world a better place through simple, everyday actions. In each package of Rustic Crust, there is currently a special discount coupon which provides a contribution to the Conservancy for each one redeemed.

Nature Conservancy Magazine
Nature Conservancy Magazine
Every issue of our magazine includes conservation success stories and in-depth articles — plus gorgeous photography from around the world.

Great Places
September 5, 2012
Volume 12, Issue 9


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 Send a Birthday Ecard
Cedar Waxwing, West Virginia.
Photo © Kent Mason
New Birthday Ecards
Skip the paper greeting cards this year and say "happy birthday" by honoring a loved one with a tribute gift to the Conservancy.

Spirit Bear Bar Mitzvah
Spirit bear in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest.
Photo © Ian McAllister
Spirit Bear Bar Mitzvah
Most people will never see the elusive spirit bear. Thirteen-year-old Dylan hasn't, but that didn't stop this young nature lover from donating his bar mitzvah money to the Conservancy to help protect the endangered white bear's home.

 Wildfire Stories
Smoke from the High Park Fire, Colorado.
Photo © Heather Knight/TNC
Wildfire Stories
Our hearts go out to everyone suffering from this summer's devastating wildfires. We are all in this together and by sharing our stories across the country, we can support each other.

 How Does Nature Inspire Design?
Beijing National Stadium."
Photo © mark1000/Bigstockphoto.com
How Does Nature Inspire Design?
The iconic Beijing National Stadium — home to the 2008 Olympics — is better known as the "Bird's Nest," and it's easy to see why. View a slideshow of five incredible designs that all take inspiration from nature.

 Ask the Conservationist
Clown anemonefish in the Coral Triangle region of Raja Ampat, West Papua Province, Indonesia.
Photo © Jeff Yonover
Ask the Conservationist: Can We Save Coral Reefs?
The news about coral reefs seems dire lately — overfishing, pollution and climate change have some scientists picturing a world without coral reefs. But is all hope loss? And what can be done to save them?

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“It is that special light at dawn that defines a landscape in magical ways.”

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South Dakota sunrise.
Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC

Go Green Go Green
Explore eco-tips from Nature Conservancy staff and leading environment bloggers on how to make personal, science-based choices to help save the planet. Get more tips at our Everyday Environmentalist web page.
Share the Road
On days when a vehicle-free lifestyle won't do, rent a shared car by the hour.
Use Less
Challenge yourself to cut back on the amount of products you use.
Leave Your Computer On
Computer geeks can help solve climate change!
Green Your Pets
We've all heard about reducing our carbon footprint — but what about our pets' pawprint?
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Lincoln Adams/Flickr (Zip Car); © Terren in Virginia/Flickr (Colorful soap); © iStockphoto.com (Computer); © Simon Podgorsek (Dog on leash).
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