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Quick Tips for Going Green This Holiday Season
Posted on:Friday, December 9, 2011

This holiday season, why not go green?  Here are some tips to help you get started:

Give back.  One major problem with global impact is waste.  We buy things with the best intentions that sometimes end up going unused or unnecessary.  Why not donate these items?  The Salvation Army Christmas Drive is a perfect example of how we can all give back to other families in our communities during the holiday season.  Charities and local shelters can always use extra clothes or gifts for needy families. 

Tree Farms. When choosing a Christmas tree, farms are the way to go for the sake of the planet.  Fake trees use nonrenewable resources to create, and wild trees take longer to replenish. With a tree farm, every tree cut down will be replanted. 

Decorations.  Reuse as many decorations as possible.  Families can save Christmas stockings, hangers, garlands, wreaths, and ornaments, Reusing decorations helps eliminate waste.

Homemade Decor. Create your own Christmas décor at home.  There are many options to choose from, including materials, shapes and holiday themes for decorations and ornaments. Make an advent calendar from recycled paper, use recycled papers and raffia for garland, use edible ornaments for the tree, or create a heirloom tree skirt from fabric and embellish

Families can enjoy a green Christmas without losing any of the holiday sparkle by decorating with environmentally conscious materials, recycling from years past, and using materials found around the home, whenever it is possible. Keep in mind that the true sparkle of the Christmas season comes from the heart.


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