12 Ways To Have An Eco-Friendly Holiday
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12 Ways To Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday

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


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.


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!

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