Need even more tips on making your holidays more sustainable? We aim to please.
Here are some seasonal suggestions from some wonderfully eco-conscious people:
- This month’s Shared Vision addresses how to wrap a gift in an environmentally friendly way – without it looking cheap and haphazard. (Basic printmaking using paint and a potato actually sounds cute – and fun.)
- Eco-chick also offers a several useful suggestions (such as using pinecones, branches, acorns and feathers to decorate your gift) as does the Green Thinking Blog (which advises that you “give someone a reusable shopping bag as part of their present”).
- Harvest Eating features holiday recipes with videos! I could only look at this site for so long before wishing it was late December already – and promptly dashing out for a snack. (Recipes include Panettone Bread Pudding and Green Beans with Shallots and Cream)
- Eco-chick tells you how to “Create a Gorgeous Sustainable Holiday Table”.
- Green Living Ideas has the great Christmas tree debate as well as some ways to come up with “Dazzling Holiday Decorations in a Snap”.
- Consider taking public transportation to holiday parties. The Green Prophet mentions that if using public transportation isn’t viable, a car-sharing service might be a smart alternative.
- If you get gifts you can’t use, remember that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and check out Mashable’s post: “Online Swaps: 8 Sites to Swap Your Stuff”.
- You may also find yourself with some goods you need to recycle after the holidays and Earth911 has a fantastic tool to find recycling centers in your neighborhood (US and Canada, looks like). Enter what you want to recycle and your area – and your options will come up!
- See DreamBank’s Waste-free cards post for our pics of holiday e-cards and online invites.
Have some clever ideas for making your holidays sustainable? Share them!