Last month, we published an epic guide entitled, Sustainable Thanksgiving: How to Throw an Eco-Friendly Feast, all about reducing food and environmental waste during America’s favorite feasting week. This month, we’re happy to report that we’re still on our sustainable holiday kick, and this time, we’re focusing on sustainable decorating, gifting, and wrapping. Think an eco-friendly holiday can’t be festive? Think again — and read on for proof!
Household waste increases by up to 25 percent in the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, much of it having to do with the accoutrements of the holiday season — lavish decorations, mountains of gifts, thousands of miles of ribbon and wrapping paper. This year, reduce your holiday carbon footprint by asserting your creativity and making a few small changes to your usual routine. With this helpful guide, you can green up your holiday decorating and gifting while giving life to new traditions.