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January 28, 2010

Recycled Bracelet Benefits Haiti

Haiti It's almost time for shower of flowers, jewels, and chocolate known as Valentine's Day, and we think the generosity associated with this romantic holiday shouldn't be limited to couples. By purchasing responsible gifts, you can give love to the earth, help relieve the suffering of your fellow human beings, and make your sweetie smile. We've got several suggestions for earth-friendly gifts, but this option seems especially timely: If you buy the Cornelian Bangle from eco-jewelers Alex and Ani, you'll be helping earthquake victims in Haiti. The jewelry is crafted from recycled materials, making it more appealing than traditional Valentine's Day gifts of newly mined diamonds and gold, which include serious environmental costs. In addition to earthquake relief contributions, the company also donates a percentage of its proceeds from select items to organizations like the African Rainforest Conservatory, Save our Seals, and the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

If you're looking for more ways to help the people of Haiti, the Huffington Post's detailed list of relief programs is a good resource.

--Della Watson

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