The Magic of an Eco-Friendly Holiday
More than ever, we are aware of the impact of consumerism on "our" planet. Here's ways you can enjoy and feel good about this festive time while reducing your footprint.
Tips to a More Eco-Friendly Holiday
Give each other the gift of not exchanging gifts OR if you must ...
Give gifts that last
Look for gifts made from recycle sources
Volunteer or donate to a bigger cause in place of gifts
Instead of gifts for all family adults, put names in a hat and draw one name for gift giving
Wrap with low impact materials, reuseable gift bags or use old wrapping paper again
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Walk the neighbourhood one evening to soak in holiday lights - especially after a fresh snow fall.
Use LED holiday lights and turn them off at bedtime
Spark up the online crackling fireplace and let the holiday tunes play
Connect as a family ... bake together, enjoy charades, play board games or puzzle
Enjoy fun winter activity you love ... snowshoeing, skating, sledding, hiking
Use a live tree which can be used 3 years before having to repot
Send an ecard instead of a paper card
Eat more plants
Donate any decor abundance early in December