12 Ways To Have An Eco-Friendly Holiday
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

12 Ways To Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday

You do not have to sacrifice your holiday fun to be environmentally friendly this season.

53
https://www.pexels.com/photo/snow-woman-winter-snowflakes-54200/
Pexels

It is holiday time and that means a lot of shopping, decorating, cooking, and time with loved ones. All of this can be done in an environmentally friendly way. Help out the planet while having a great holiday.

Do not buy wrapping paper

Reuse old bags or use some old newspaper to wrap your presents.

Do not use single use plastic

Invest in reusable plates, cups, and silverware.

Go Outside

Connect with nature.

Green Gifts

Buy Eco-friendly gifts or make homemade gifts.

LED Lights

They use 80% less energy.

Limit Your Traveling or Carpool

Save energy by traveling less or carpooling with friends and family.

Purchase Experiences Instead of Gifts

These are more meaningful and you know they will get used.

Reduce Food Waste

Plan smarter so that no food gets wasted.

Re-Gift

If you think somebody else will use items you won't, then re-gift them.

Save Energy

Turn the thermostat down when you are not home.

Send E-cards

Save on paper and send E-cards instead of traditional cards.

Shop Online

Save on gas and save yourself from driving all over town looking for gifts.

Hopefully some of these simple ideas will inspire you to be more eco-friendly this holiday!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

73482
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

134543
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments