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Alderspring Ranch, Idaho. Photo © Bridget Besaw
Many employers will match your donation to the Conservancy — meaning that your gift has double the impact. Find out if your company will match your gift and donate using our matching gifts form.

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

Raise Funds for Conservation While You Exercise
The Nature Conservancy Visa
Sound too good to be true? Well it's not. Charity Miles is a new app that lets you designate the Conservancy as your charity of choice, and as you walk, run or bicycle, the app tracks your distance and funds are credited to the Conservancy.

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Nature Conservancy Magazine
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Volume 13, Issue 2


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 An Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day
Tree Frog in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica.
Photo © Megan Lorenz
An Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day
When flowers and chocolates won't do, share your passion for nature by sending your Valentine a tribute ecard from The Nature Conservancy!

 On the River with Kim Baker
Glover River, Oklahoma.
Photo © Kim Baker
On the River with Kim Baker
A lifelong resident of Oklahoma, Kim Baker leverages her talents as a photographer to save the rivers she calls home.

 Celebrating Black History Month
Buffalo Soliders.
Photo © Library of Congress
Celebrating Black History Month
From Buffalo Soldiers to George Washington Carver, African Americans have a rich history in conservation. Find out more about these pioneers of conservation when you take our quiz.

 An Adventure Down the Mekong River
The Opperman family on the Mekong River.
Photo © Jeff Opperman
An Adventure Down the Mekong River
Get the skinny on mischievous monkeys, freshwater dolphins and travel in Southeast Asia in a blog from Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman's two children, who recently returned from a 1,500-mile journey down the Mekong River.

 Is Nature Close to Your Heart?
White terns.
Photo © Kydd Pollock
Is Nature Close to Your Heart?
Many of our members have named the Conservancy in their estate plans, but haven't had an opportunity to tell us. By sharing your intentions, we can discuss any specific requests and keep you informed about our work to protect the lands and waters you love.

 Artist of the Month: Glen Hansard
Musician Glen Hansard.
Photo © Tyler Ross
Artist of the Month: Glen Hansard
Academy Award-winning songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Glen Hansard adds a new title to his resume: nature-lover. Watch an acoustic performance from Glen and see why he's joining the All Hands on Earth movement.

 Ask the Conservationist
Clouds form a question mark pattern in skies over Arizona.
Photo © Christine Conte
Ask the Conservationist: Your Questions Wanted
Do you have a burning conservation question? Our scientists are at your service! From forests to coral reefs and climate change to green living, our 550 staff scientists are experts in the habitats and issues you care about.

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“From their new bird's eye perspective, they snuggled together and began a thorough inspection of the surrounding landscape.”

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Burrowing owlet siblings
Photo © Laura Crawford Williams

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.
Make Your Wedding Green
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something…green.
Drink Sustainable Coffee
Life is too precious to drink bad coffee.
Say Goodbye to Paper Bills
Switching to electronic billing is easy and green.
Green Your Pets
We've all heard about reducing our carbon footprint — but what about our pets' pawprint?
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Lisa Stout Photography/Flickr (Wedding rings); © antwerpenR/Flickr (Cup of Joe); © Jeff Metzger/iStockphoto (Bills); © gregoryrallen/Flickr (Puppy).
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