Giving a bouquet of flowers - however beautiful they are - on Mother's Day isn't very sustainable. This year, instead of the bouquet why not give your darling mum a whole tree... in a rainforest! Not only is it thoughtful and kind to Mother Nature, it's a gift that will last for decades. If that's not going to show your mum she means the world to you, well we don't know what will.
You can protect a real rainforest tree in the Amazon in your mother's name via Cool Earth, the rainforest charity, which counts the likes of Sir David Attenborough (our hero!), Dame Vivienne Westwoood and Kate Moss among its supporters. They will also have the tree geo-located for her so she'll be able to see exactly where it is in the rainforest on Google Maps.
"The idea behind Cool Earth is that if we can help pay to conserve an acre then we can make a real difference. Perhaps the biggest difference we will make in our whole lives."
- Sir David Attenborough
Now if you'd like protect more than just the one tree, there are acres of vulnerable rainforest that work hard to protect our climate, water, oxygen and biodiversity to cast your protective arms around. All rainforest protected with Cool Earth would be cleared for logging within the next 18 month, so any contribution is valuable.
Prices to protect an endangered rainforest tree start at £1 and £30 to save half an acre. For more information visit www.coolearth.org/save-an-acre.