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4 great gifts for your green-living friend
Here’s a stat for you: More than 145
million Americans report being alarmed
or concerned about climate change,
according to the Yale School of Forestry
and Environmental Studies.
Yes, over 145 million. Th at’s more than
a third of the nation’s total population.
Are you one of them? Whether you are or
not, it’s a safe bet someone on your holiday
shopping list is and you’d love to fi nd
the perfect gift that matches their passion.
Living an environmentally healthy, sustainable
lifestyle is a personal thing and
one every environmentally conscious person
does a little bit diff erently. To complement
that, Cool Eff ect is off ering you
the chance to personalize a great gift for
those eco-conscious Earth lovers this holiday
season. With a wide variety of carbon
cutting projects and fl exible options,
you can personalize the perfect gift package
for anyone on your list. Cool Eff ect,
a non-profi t, has already done the work
for you and created the holiday gift bundles
Breathe deep, breathe clean
Share the gift of clean air, literally, with
Th e Cuckoo Combo. Th is pack, named
for the threatened bird, supports eff orts
to capture methane and reduce nitrous
oxide emissions while generating income
for local communities.
Th rough your gift of this package, your
loved one will be able to support the
Native American Methane Capture program
in Colorado that is converting this
otherwise harmful gas to clean energy.
Th ey will also support technology initiatives
to keep nitrous oxide emissions
in check through the Mississippi-based
Nitrous Oxide Abatement initiative.
Blown away with options
Most people have heard about the
potential power opportunities that exist
in wind harvesting, but it’s those living
a more sustainable lifestyle that are
especially excited about it. Support that
enthusiasm with Th e Big Fan gift pack.
Your gift will support the creation of
renewable energy wind turbines in Costa
Rica, leading to long-term clean energy
independence and jobs for local workers.
Th e wind turbines created through this
initiative will provide power to 50,000
people and save 11,000 metric tons of carbon
emissions. Your gift can help make
The power of poo
Initially this might seem like a white elephant
present, but the aptly named Poo
Package is actually a very real, important
environmental project that anyone
on your list would be grateful to support.
Using biogas digesters, animal waste -
a source of harmful methane emissions
- can now be turned into clean, usable
energy. Your gift helps farmers in India
build their very own biogas digesters that
reduce these emissions while providing
enough energy to power a neighborhood
of Indian homes.
A brew-tiful gift
What’s the perfect gift for the environmentally
conscious coff ee drinker in
your life? How about a package that supports
the long-term sustainability of their
favorite beverage? Th e Brew-tiful Gift
package supports eff orts to reduce logging
in coff ee growing regions, which
reduces Earth-warming emissions and
the hotter, drier climate they create that
hinders coff ee growth.
Th rough support of this gift pack, your
loved one will be working to protect nearly
450,000 Peruvian acres from deforestation
while also reducing fi rewood use
in Honduras by nearly 50 percent - and
those are initiatives everyone can drink
Pick the perfect project for
your loved one today
Th ese four projects are just a sample
of the myriad environmentally conscious
eff orts your family and friends
can support through your gift . To learn
more about any of these projects or to
shop other options and fi nd the perfect
gift , visit CoolEff ect.org. Each project
you fi nd there can be customized to your
price point and the passions of your loved
one and they all support the same ideals
of making this planet a greater, greener
place to live during these holidays and all
that will come aft er them.
Here are a few Hannukah events you should check out in Queens this week
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
firstname.lastname@example.org / @QNS
Th is week, many Queens residents will
be celebrating Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday
that commemorates the rededication
of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem
during the Maccabean Revolt against the
During the eight nights of Hanukkah,
families and friends from all over Queens
will gather to light their menorahs, but there
are plenty of places in Queens where you
can celebrate this important holiday. Here
are a few events around the borough where
you can celebrate Hanukkah this week.
Channukah Menorah Lighting
Th ursday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m.
Forest Hills LIRR Station, 71st Ave.,
Ring in the third night of Hanukkah
with a candle lighting service at the
Chabad of Forest Hills. At 6 p.m., many
will gather at the Forest Hills Long Island
Railroad station and to light the candles.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 4 p.m.
35-35 75th St., Jackson Heights
Kehillat Tikvah and the Folk Music
Society are teaming up to give you a night
of fun on the fi ft h night of Hanukkah.
Come by and enjoy light refreshments
while making craft s and singing songs.
Th ere is a suggested donation is $15 per
adult and $25 for a family.
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m.
Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens
Blvd., Rego Park
Rego Park Jewish Center is hosting
a concert that can’t be missed
this Hanukkah season. Hear beautiful
Hanukkah music in 15 diff erent languages
from vocalist Galina Gergel with
violinist Eduard Nisimov while enjoying
hot latkes and the lighting of the
sixth Hanukkah candle. Tickets are $10 in
advance and $12 at the door.
Grand Menorah Lighting
Sunday, Dec. 17, 6 p.m.
Bay Terrace Shopping Center, 23-98
Bell Blvd., Bayside
Enjoy a night of great food, fun and
more with Chabad Lubavitch of Northeast
Queens during the Grand Menorah
Lighting at bay Terrace Shopping Center.
While the 18-foot menorah is lit, attendees
can enjoy live music and dancing, raffl
es, a performance from a world famous
fi re eater, and so much more. Th is event
is free and open to the public.
Chanukah on the Park
Sunday, Dec. 17, 6 p.m.
Yellowstone Municipal Park, 68-01
Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills
Chabad of Forest Hills North and
Anshe Sholom Chabad JCC is presenting
their third annual Chanukah on the
Park. Th e night will feature the lighting
of a 18-foot menorah, live entertainment,
delicious food and a huge raffl e.
Admission is free, but you must RSVP for
this event at chabadfh n.com.