Conservation Themed Holiday Gift Ideas

Haven’t finished all of your holiday shopping yet? There are a ton of fun and thoughtful conservation themed gifts that you can give this season! Here are just a few ideas for gifts that will make your family and friends smile all while helping wildlife and the environment.

Snazzy Socks!

Everybody loves a pair of fun socks. They are a great gift to give to anyone – adults or kids! There are a few conservation inspired companies that sell a variety of socks with different colors and patterns. The company Gorilla Socks was created in order to raise awareness of endangered species including their threats and serious risk of extinction. Every pair of socks purchased helps to support their conservation partners in an effort to save endangered species around the globe. Shongolulu is another great company that also has other products available, including hats and scarves! For every purchase, 10% of the proceeds will go to non-profit organizations that are working to save wildlife, protect endangered species, and preserve critical habitat.

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Did you know that an estimated 6 million real Christmas trees are discarded every year?

This iconic holiday decoration can take quite a few years to decompose in the landfill, releasing methane in the process. The good news is, many cities have programs for recycling your Christmas tree! Recycled trees can be composted or even shredded to make wood chippings.

There are two simple and convenient ways to recycle your Christmas tree in Champaign county this year:

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Help Us With Another Record-Breaking Year!

In 2018, the Wildlife Medical Clinic cared for record-breaking 2011 patients with the help of 122 volunteers! We also held 52 public education events, highlighting our 8 ambassador animals. Interested in some other fun numbers? Check us out!

And while you’re at it, check out our upcoming events!

“This FREE, family-friendly event is hosted by Prairieland Feeds to showcase the dozens of worthwhile non-for-profit animal welfare and adoption organizations who are working so hard to save endangered animals in our community!”

  • VetMed Open House: Oct 6, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, Ill.

“Get a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s only veterinary school at the annual Veterinary Medicine Open House!… There will be more than 40 exhibits and demos, and lots of animals to see.”

  • Portillo’s[Portillo's fundraiser flier] for Good fundraiser, Sept. 30, 2306 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign, Ill.

Buy food between 4 and 8 pm that day, and Portillo’s will donate 20% of the proceeds to the Wildlife Medical Clinic, when you show this flier.


  • [Industrial Donut flier]Industrial Donut collaboration fundraiser, Sept 30-Oct 5, 501 Commerce Dr., Savoy, Ill.

A whole week of guilt-free donuts, because every purchase benefits the Wildlife Medical Clinic, when you show this flier.