12 Tips For A Sustainable Holiday
Seed bells, suet and other edible ornaments look great! And local wildlife will thank you for the holiday present.
Energy-efficient lights can be used inside and out to reduce your energy bill.
Choose to decorate with native holiday plants, like a balsam fir, that can be replanted and used for years to come.
While you're shopping this season, remember to pack your reusable bags to cut out extra plastic.
8 Presents Need A-Wrapping
Bags, boxes and bows can be a fun tradition to reuse.
Remember: The wrapping can be part of the gift. Place garden tools in a flower pot or spices in a mixing bowl for a unique present display.
Give fun experiences, like local museums or theater trips, for gifts.
Check out page 40 to learn how to make seed paper for gift tags.
Breads, jams and nut mixes make yummy presents everyone can enjoy – just check for food allergies first!
E-gift cards can be a great opportunity to make sure there is no waste, and a person can get exactly the present they want. Make it personal by choosing their favorite store!
If shipping presents this season, use eco-friendly shipping containers like 100% recycled cardboard or poly mailers.
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