Today it’s climate action, and even though that I – a couple of days ago gave my thoughts on the importance of everybody doing their share for the climate, I want to touch upon something similar yet different today. I want to talk about giving gifts that people give to other peopleÂ Â - which in my opinion is where the sky is the limit.
So this weekend I had to attend to a birthday party and a wedding, which was both awesome – But I am really one of those people who always orders her goods online, and then it’s very rarely that the stuff are actually coming in for the day I need them. So for this birthday party and this wedding I wanted to do something different. Spurred by the cry for help from Ethiopia (they have around 5 million people down there who is on the brinks of starvation) I decide to give both the happy couple and the happy birthday boy a giftcerficate to Kiva.org instead of some stupid book of some really unimportant stuff or some design stuff (which is all nice and dandy but I am pretty sure that both the couple and birthday boy has enough of that already). I mean we (I think I can say all of the western part of the world) has so much crap, stuff, things, memorabilia.
In these crisis times it’s really key that we build on this shared economy – and I really think that the majority of the gifts under my christmas tree this year is going to be gifts that people have to give to other people. It makes total sense to me that this is a cool way of everybody chipping in and making a difference…for themselves, for societies and for the world.
Oh and if you have any cool projects (preferably green) that you would like me to look at, and that can be turned into christmas gifts for my family – Im all ears.
ps. for my own “reallife startup” I will do christmas gift certificates for Coworkingboat Pan – perfect for the father who has everything