Happy Nikolaus Tag! Once again we’re dreaming of a white Christmas (it's just raining in VA), but what about a green Christmas? Four years ago, greenmomster started posting some ideas for making your Christmas celebrations a little more eco-friendly. Here are some old and new ideas for greening up the holiday!
1) The wrapping! Making Christmas gifts festive and fun to unwrap is part of the fun of giving the gifts. Even the Grinch knew that taking the wrappings might put a damper on things as he left Who-ville: “he packed up his sled, packed it up with their presents! The ribbons! The wrappings! The tags! And the tinsel! The trimmings! The trappings!” (XMAS FUN 2012). But then again, according to Earth911, “wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for about 4 million tons of trash annually in the U.S.” None of us wants to be a Grinch, so how can we green up the wrappings?
From the greenmomster’s house to yours, we wish you a very merry and GREEN holiday season!
Earth911. 2012. Facts About Recycling Wrapping Paper. Accessed 11/29/12.http://earth911.com/recycling/paper/wrapping-paper/facts-about-recycling-wrapping-paper/
EarthEasty. 2012. How to have a ‘green’ Christmas. Accessed 11/29/12.http://eartheasy.com/give_sustainchristmas.htm
GoodHousekeeping. 2012. Getting an Artificial Christmas Tree! Choose This Type. You’ll save resources and reduce risk of toxins. Accessed 11/29/12. http://www.thedailygreen.com/going-green/tips/artificial-christmas-trees-buy-american
XMAS FUN. 2012. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. Accessed 11/29/12.http://xmasfun.com/stories/Grinch/Text.asp