The holiday season is a great time for fresh starts and new traditions. If you haven’t started living a green lifestyle, now’s your opportunity. Here are the top five tips for creating a green Holiday Celebration. Eco Holiday Tips: Cards –Consider switching to emailed holiday cards to reduce your landfill waste. If you would like… Read More »
Help count down the days to Christmas with a DIY reusable advent calendar made from old matchboxes and odds & ends just laying around the house. Supplies Needed: 25 empty matchbox Metal baking tray (or something similar) Magnets Glue Paint, markers, glitter, scrap paper, gems, etc. for decorating Ribbon Organic chocolate treats Let’s Get Started:… Read More »
Sending holiday cards this holiday season? Consider using an ecard instead to save paper & postage money. If you would like to send printed paper cards consider a card which is from 100% post consumer recycled paper and is printed with soy inks.
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has an awesome greeting card recycling program that is a great way to reuse & recycle while helping the amazing kids at the Ranch campuses. All you have to do is mail your used thank you notes, greeting & holiday cards to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. When St. Jude’s… Read More »
Wrapping paper from holiday gifts is largely to blame for a 25% spike in curbside trash volume between Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day, according to the EPA. What is the eco-minded gift-giver to do? The best thing to do if you are giving physical gifts this season is to wrap them in an eco-friendly way.… Read More »
Jessica Aldred put together a great list of A-Z tips for a Green Holiday, so this holiday doesn’t have to be time consuming, expensive, and cost the earth. Here is a sample of the list… A is for artificial trees These are not necessarily the greener tree – although they last for longer, they are… Read More »
Keep the Holiday expenses to a minimum this year & make your Christmas ornaments from scratch. Just make, bake, & decorate. These ornaments are super eco-friendly, fun craft project for the kids, and can be reused year after year. INGREDIENTS 1 cup salt 2 cups flour 1 cup water 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Water-based paints… Read More »
Traveling this holiday season? Consider these top 5 easy, eco-effective travel tips: 1- Pack Lightly. The more weight you carry on, the more fuel the train, plane, automobile, or boat will use. So don’t pack unnecessarily stuff. If you are traveling with companions only bring one of something that can be shared, like toothpaste &… Read More »