It's about time stuffed animals came with a cause. Stephanie McPherson's Stephanimals line pairs handcrafted stuffed animals with a storybook about animals and the environment to help teach kids about all of nature's creatures. The books are made from recycled materials, and the animals are stuffed with Eco-Fill, a polyester material made from 100 percent post-consumer plastic bottles. Plus, for each item sold McPherson will donate two dollars to local environmental organizations. Check out Stephanimals' entire line of nature inspired products.

This article originally appeared in Plenty in November 2008. The story was added to

Cuddly cause
Supporting programs to teach kids about the environment gets two green-thumbs-up.