Eco Friendly Holiday Tips

As the new year approaches, it is easy to forget about environmentally friendly habits.

 Here are a few concerning facts about the Holidays (provided by Inhabitat):

With these statistics, any small change can make a huge difference to the Holiday season

Batteries, gas and food are commodities that are simple to overlook.
 Being conscious in conservation can help immensely!

Who would have thought decorations and celebration cards could be so damaging?

So what can you do to help?

Here are some simple tips to keeping your celebration's Eco-Friendly:
  • Only purchase gifts that you know will be put to good use. Try not to buy "filler gifts" that are only fun for the day of.
  • Shop local. Locally manufactured items do not have to be shipped across the country, thus reducing the amount of vehicle pollution needed in order to get them to you.
  • Use wrapping paper alternatives.
    Not sure how? Check out our blog post about Eco friendly wrapping paper ideas

  • Stick to the one gift rule.
    Sticking to a one gift rules as much as possible will help to ensure there is no 
    excess waste.
  • Practice your arts and crafts skills.Making gifts for friends and family rather than buying them can be fun and save you some money. It might even be a good idea to celebrate by holding a handmade gift exchange in which all participants have to either make their gifts themselves or purchase them from someone who did.
  • Simplify your decorations. Editing and simplifying your decorations will help prevent you from buying decorations in an excess amount.
  • Use natural decorations. As you simplify, keep natural decorations in mind.
  • Use LED lights.LED lighting will save you money and last longer.
  • Don’t use disposable dishes and silverware. As convenient as they may seem, try to avoid disposable cookware to reduce your waste.

  • Don’t toss leftovers. Not sure what to do with them? Check out our Holiday Food Blog
As small as these changes seem, they can make a big difference. 
Have a happy, safe, and Green holiday this year!