Day 3 of 24 Random Acts of Christmas Kindness -- Be kind to the environment

What. A. Day.

Our original plan was to do a little manual labor and walk our neighborhood and the surrounding area to do a trash clean-up. Time being at a premium, we resorted to plan B and chose a high impact environmental charity to support.

I gave the kids 3 choices: 1) Sierra Club; 2) Ocean Conservancy; and 3) Rainforest Alliance

Drum roll please...

We chose the Rainforest Alliance. I was so proud of how much my kids already knew about rainforests. Couple their interest with an article I received just today from Upworthy and our choice was clear. That article contained a dire warning and yeah, I'm a little freaked out about it.

FACT: The Amazon Rainforest absorbs about 20% of human-made, carbon-based greenhouse gases.

FACT: During the past 40 years, 20% of the Amazon has already been destroyed. 

FACT: The amazon has a vast collection of medicinal treasures that are still undiscovered.

The cherry on top was that there is a HOLIDAY MATCH going on at the Rainforest Alliance that doubled our donation.