Give the Gulf

We at GRN are honored to have the support of local artists and businesses who want to help us protect the Gulf. These creative entrepreneurs support us by sharing our work with their networks and by donating a portion of proceeds to GRN. Check out this guide for holiday shopping ideas, and give a gift that protects the Gulf! Neutral GroundVincent Vumbaco is the founder of Neutral Ground, a digital woodshop that creates beautifully etched art. After seeing images of Louisiana’s projected wetland loss, Vincent was inspired to make his own version of Louisiana’s boot, etched onto reclaimed cypress. Neutral Ground donates 25% of the Louisiana boot sales to GRN. Annie Moran Fine JewelryAnnie Moran is a New Orleans-based artist, illustrator, and designer whose work is inspired by Gulf coast wildlife and Louisiana culture. Pelicans, egrets, and marsh grasses fill her sterling silver earrings, pendants and cuffs. Annie donates a portion of the proceeds from her Wetlands collection to GRN. Tchoup IndustriesThe Nutria Le Tour purse embodies the mission of Tchoup. Nutria, an invasive species, eat the roots of marsh plants, like young cypress trees, which doesn’t help our disappearing wetlands. Using repurposed nylon straps from the auto industry and guilt free nutria fur, this bag is locally made to boot. 20% of the proceeds from this eyecatching, over the shoulder bag go to help GRN’s work. Atchafalaya Trading Co.Atchafalaya Trading Co. is a digital community connecting people to the small businesses of New Orleans that create beautiful, well-designed, and sustainable goods. They also make some beautiful, well-designed, and sustainable goods themselves. 10% of the proceeds from their Atchafalaya Trading Co. t-shirt sustain the Gulf through GRN’s work. Bird Project SoapEach cypress-scented, bird-shaped soap contains a ceramic bird made from Louisiana clay; a beautiful keepsake. Designer Tippy Tippens is dedicated to supporting groups working to restore Lousiana’s coast after the BP drilling disaster, and 10% of the proceeds go to GRN and International Bird Rescue, that’s $22,500 to date! Pippin Frisbie-CalderA New Orleans-based printmaker whose work is inspired by the unique beauty of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands, Pippin Frisbie-Calder has been partnering with GRN for the past two years to spread the word about GRN’s work through her art. Visit Pippin’s website to view her full collection. Mermaid’s Purse OrganicsMeasha Daynes is a soapmaker and potter from coastal Mississippi. She creates all-natural soaps, oils, balms, and nautical inspired pottery wares. A portion of her clay sea turtles benefits GRN.

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