Sustainability tips for holiday gift giving

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It is the time of year for giving so I thought I would share with you some sustainability tips for holiday gift giving.

  1. Wrap your gifts with newspaper, the Sunday comics or crossword puzzle make great wrapping paper.
  2. Give socially conscious gifts!
    • Fair trade
    • Organic
    • Local
  3. Consider giving gifts from companies that give back to communities and the environment.
  4. Skip material gifts, instead give a ticket to a show or a game. Experiences last far longer than most material good. Another great option is a gift certificate for a favorite local restaurant.
  5. Give gifts that get your friends and family outside to enjoy a fun activity
  6. Give the gift of giving back:
    • Adopt an animal, tree, or acre in their name
    • Give a gift to families in need
  7. Give a gift made with love, gifts you make yourself often have a smaller environmental impact than mass-marketed products, plus it give you time to perfect a craft.