How To Be Environmentally Friendly This Christmas
We’re dreaming of a GREEN Christmas this year and we hope you join in! It’s no secret that Mother Nature is hurting due to our choices, and it seems hypocritical to hurt her especially during a time where there is supposed to be “peace on Earth!” Here is a list of ideas we came up with to help you, help the environment this holiday season!
1. Recycle the Ribbon – Gently untie the bow and tuck it away for next year!
2. Wrap Presents with Decorated Grocery Bags – Not only does this get rid of that growing pile of grocery bags under your sink, but it will help save the environment. This also a fun activity with children, who can decorate the Christmas gifts with magic markers and stickers.
3. Look for Locally Made Gifts – Local craft fairs and artisan shops have great gifts which are locally made and don’t have a large carbon footprint.
4. Decorate a Tree…For the Birds – Not only will your children have fun watching the birds come to your backyard, but they will have fun creating home made bird feeders! Place seeds and, suet and pine cones with peanut butter one of the largest trees in your backyard.
5. Homemade Cards – Nothing says you care like a personal card. Store bought cards may be elegant but they also consume a large amount of natural resources for a throw-away times. Cut out sections of past cards or pictures from magazines, and create a fun beautifully decorated card.
6. Try to Avoid Purchasing Gifts Which Need Batteries – According to the EPA, about 40% of all battery sales occur during the holiday season! Discarded batteries are a huge environmental hazard. Naturally-powered toys are healthier for our planet.