By: America's WETLAND staff | 12.10.2008
GIVE A GREEN GIFT THAT GIVES BACK
Please a Friend and Help Save America’s WETLAND!
Choose from three lovely gifts that support the America’s WETLAND Conservation Corps. A portion of the profits from each goes to support the AWCC, which directs more than 650 volunteers in wetlands projects, including replanting the marshes.
All are available online in time for Christmas!
Here are the three unique gifts that will help save the wetlands:
Holly Clegg’s trim&Terrific™ Gulf Coast Favorites
Best selling trim&Terrific™ cookbook author, Holly Clegg presents over 250 easy, healthy and delicious recipes from her Louisiana kitchen inspired by the Gulf Coast
Holly Clegg is spicing things up with an exciting collection of recipes indigenous to the Gulf Coast region. In her new cookbook trim&Terrific™ Gulf Coast Favorites (Holly Clegg Publications, September 2008), Clegg presents over 250 easy, everyday, mouth-watering recipes that celebrate the abundance of fresh seafood and local ingredients that define the cuisine of the Gulf Coast.
The book also presents interesting facts about the importance of America’s WETLAND and the Gulf Coast region to America. In keeping with Clegg’s trim&Terrific™ series, all of the recipes are easy, delicious and healthy. Designed to help busy people get the most out of their meals, this classic cookbook includes gorgeous photographs, suggested menus, pantry tips, nutritional analyses, diabetic exchanges, highlights freezer friendly and vegetarian recipes, suggestions for substitutions, and lots of shortcuts.
HOW TO BUY: Holly’s book can be purchased at leading bookstores, at
www.amazaon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.borders.com, www.booksamillion.com
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Pelican Coast Neckware’s Coastal Collection of fine silk ties
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Pelican Coast Neckware is donating 20% of the proceeds from the sale of each necktie in their Coastal Collection to the America's WETLAND Foundation. The donations will help in the effort to raise awareness and support for saving coastal Louisiana.
Pelican Coast Neckwear, owned by a fifth-generation New Orleans family, creatively designed, in a fun, yet conservative, original motif, which features shrimp, oysters, pelicans and magnolias. The Coastal Collection consists of handmade 100% silk neckties, which combine fashion with the passion for saving Louisiana's coastal wetlands.
"For more than a century my family has lived in New Orleans where my great grandfather began a history of philanthropy that I am proud to continue today," said Virginia Rowan, Founder of Pelican Coast Neckwear.
"After Katrina, my family and I decided to start Pelican Coast Neckwear to help restore and create awareness for Louisiana's precious wetlands."
HOW TO BUY: Visit www.pelicancoastneckwear.com to purchase a Pelican Coast tie online, or look for the list of stores that carry Pelican Coast Neckwear nationally.
LSU Press: America’s WETLAND: Louisiana’s Vanishing Coast
Award-winning photo essayist Bevil Knapp and the late Mike Dunne, veteran environmental writer for The Advocate (Baton Rouge) and recipient of the America’s WETLAND Foundation ‘s Conservationist of the Year Award, authored this stunning book that chronicles life, nature and work in the wetlands. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, it has become a poignant reminder of the importance of Louisiana's wetlands to the way of life they support, and to the nation and the world as an economic and ecological treasure.
Consider sharing this exceptional photo documentary as your company's gifts to associates, clients and employees - or - buy multiple copies as gifts for friends and family around the world. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the America's WETLAND: Louisiana's Vanishing Coast goes toward supporting the important public education efforts of the America's WETLAND Campaign.
HOW TO BUY: www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.borders.com, www.booksamillion.com.
The America's WETLAND Campaign, the largest, most comprehensive public education campaign in the State's history, was launched to raise public awareness of the impact of Louisiana's wetland loss on the state, nation and world. The initiative is supported by a growing coalition of world, national and state conservation and environmental organizations and has drawn private support from businesses that see wetlands protection as a key to economic growth.
The America's WETLAND Conservation Corps is a partnership between the America's WETLAND Foundation and LSU AgCenter. The Louisiana Serve Commission, housed in the Office of the Lt. Governor of Louisiana, administers an AmeriCorps Grant that partially funds this project.
This America's WETLAND Conservation Corps is engaging 18 members and hundreds of volunteers in hands-on coastal restoration and recovery activities, including vegetative planting, restorative interventions, community-wide clean-ups, and hands-on educational projects for members, volunteers and the communities they serve.
The Conservation Corps is building community pride and environmental awareness through volunteerism and will log at least thousands of volunteer hours during the year while promoting responsible stewardship and conservation; and incorporate a call for action to save coastal Louisiana.
For more information visit www.americaswetland.com
The America's WETLAND Foundation manages the largest, most comprehensive public education campaign in Louisiana's history, raising public awareness of the impact of Louisiana's wetland loss on the state, nation and world. The America's Energy Coast initiative works to sustain the environmental and economic assets of the Gulf Coast region. The initiative is supported by a growing coalition of world, national and state conservation and environmental organizations and has drawn private support from businesses that see wetlands protection as a key to economic growth. For more information, visit www.americaswetland.com or www.futureofthegulfcoast.org.
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