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Dec 20

Green your Holidays!


Published in 2012

From us here at the Sustainability Office, we hope you have a safe, happy and green Holiday Season! Check out these interesting tips from the Environmental Protection Agency on how to have a “green holiday”:

1. Create your own decorations! Reuse old greeting cards and make garland using popcorn and potpourri made from kitchen spices, like cinnamon and cloves. (Pinterest is a great hub for other people to share their crafty ideas!)

2. Turn off your holiday lights during the day, better yet, but a timer so you don’t forget!

3. Shop green. Buy recycled products or products with minimal packaging. Also, bring your own reusable bags when shopping.

4. Wrap gifts in reused wrapping paper or newspaper (I personally like to use gift bags).

5. Donate old toys and decorations instead of throwing them out.

6. After dinner, fill your dishwasher to capacity before running it. This will reduce energy and water!

For more ideas, check out their website at http://www.epa.gov/students/holiday.html.

Happy Holidays!

Alex

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