Green Your Holidays

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While the holidays are a time of joy and family reunion, so many of us get wrapped up in buying gifts, planning and attending parties and events, or competing with our neighbors for the best holiday decorations. All the hustle and bustle means we sometimes forget to consider our impact on the environment as we go about our holiday activities.

We can help you plan an eco-friendly holiday season! Here are some simple ways you can make the season of celebration a celebration of the planet we all share:

  • Travel Green. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of the most traveled days of the year. There are many simple steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and travel safely.  MORE>>

  • Celebrate Green. Check out some of our ideas for buying fresh and local and cutting down on food waste this holiday season. And if you're throwing a holiday party, start by choosing more environmentally friendly decorations. Your guests will be surprised and you may convince someone to throw their own green holiday party next year! MORE>>

  • Give Green. The greenest gifts are those that are durable and easy to repair, recycle, or reuse. You can also help your family and friends go green by making responsible purchase choices. Check out our ideas.  MORE>

Perhaps the most important tip is: don't stop your green habits after the holidays. With a little creative thinking and some healthy changes, you and your family can keep giving gifts to the planet all year long!

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