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Monday, December 22, 2014
Holiday Top 10 Ideas!
It’s not too late for some holiday tips!! Here are 10 ideas
to keep sustainability on track:
Holiday tip #1: Act like a boy scout & be prepared. Make
lists. Try to do all of your shopping in one trip. Save on gas & stress!
Holiday tip #2: Knows store return policies and get gift
receipts so they can be returned or exchanged if needed.
Holiday tip #3: Look for gifts that are not over-packaged, labeled
energy efficient, made with recycled materials, or recyclable.
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Holiday tip #4: Think durability and length of
warranties! How long will the item last?
Will it just end up in a landfill?
Holiday tip #5: Give a gift of time: Take someone to a
concert or movie. Make gift cards for a special dinner, pet-sitting or house
Holiday tip #6: Plants make excellent presents and help to
reduce indoor pollution. Herb-growing
kits are also a great idea.
Holiday tip #7: If you give a gift that requires batteries,
include the rechargeable kind – and a battery recharger.
Holiday tip #8: Give the gift of charity this year. Sponsor
a child refugee, support a homeless shelter, or protect an acre of rainforest.