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Naughty or Nice: Sustainability & The Holidays



We're dreaming of a...green Christmas! When we mean green we mean sustainable (and maybe without the snow). This holiday season we encourage you to spread that holiday cheer sustainably with the ones you love! It make take some imagination and maybe some twists on tradition, but that's the fun part. We're excited to share some tips to help get you on the nice list for a eco-freindly holiday. SO, let's branch out and spruce up our holiday spirit :)


Christmas


  • Of course like all our other holiday guides, we encourage to shop local. It not only keeps profits within your community by supporting such artists and businesses, but also minimizes our environmental impact. A plus side, local gifts often have unique stories to go with the gift!



  • Give the gift of experience. Not all gifts have to be materialistic to be thoughtful. Maybe try a new experience with a loved one or do something together that brings joy. The overall experience can be just as magical as a gift.


  • Ditch the wrapping paper and cards. My favorite memories were making homemade cards with my grandma. This can be an awesome way to spark some creativity with your friends and family. The same goes to wrapping paper as it can be a fun challenge to wrap gifts with materials at home. Both options are useful in minimizing waste that often gets discarded quickly.


  • Connect with nature:

Christmas is a time for giving and a time for family. What a great opportunity to start a family tradition of giving back to the earth and instilling the values of sustainable living to your children, friends, and community.

  • Family nature hike- Get outside and make some memories! Go a step further and make your very own holiday scavenger hunt outside by looking for certain plants or animals. Plan your walk before the holiday meal while everyone still has lots of energy!

  • Decorate a tree for the birds- Place seed bells, suet, pine cones with peanut butter, and seed trays on any tree in your yard. We gotta look out for our pollinators!





Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming New Year!




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