Ideas for an altruistic gift?
June 10, 2011 11:30 AM   Subscribe

You recently completed a diploma in environmental site remediation. What intangible gift should I give you?

I'm thinking donations etc. in the person's name, or other meaningful gifts related to the course. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by methroach to Grab Bag (5 answers total)
A gift certificate to the sort of store where they can get good boots and other personal protective equipment? Sure, others often provide them, but having ones that really fit make a big difference.

If you'd prefer intangible PIRG lobbies for pollution prevention so that more such sites aren't created. Or you could go for something gentler like subsidizing some tree plantings.
posted by ldthomps at 11:52 AM on June 10, 2011

What about buying some carbon emission rights and then letting them expire?
posted by shothotbot at 12:23 PM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

I did a similar course and would want a subscription to The Ecologist.
posted by hazyjane at 12:45 PM on June 10, 2011

I was thinking his very on brown field to remediate. But that is probably not practical. If there are urban community gardens near him, how about paying the fee to join or donate something in his name.
posted by fifilaru at 1:51 PM on June 10, 2011

Buy them a case of non-allergenic gloves. Trust me, those always go a long way.
posted by Renoroc at 7:58 PM on June 10, 2011

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