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Archive of green tips for November, 2010

Nov 30

Sustainable Holidays!


Published in 2010

Hello! Boozhoo!

Hope everyone had a great fall semester. The Sustainability Office sure did!

Right now, we’re working on promoting a sustainable holiday. The holiday is such an important time of the year. It’s a time to make memories with your family and good friends, to celebrate either your religious ceremonies  or traditions. The Sustainability Office would love to have everyone make their holidays sustainable by making simple changes such as:

  • Swap items with friends for presents
  • When buying gifts, make sure the gifts have minimal packaging
  • When shopping, use reusable bags to avoid plastic
  • If buying something that requires batteries, make sure to use rechargeable batteries
  • Give gifts that are handmade and local
  • Wrap your gifts with used newspaper or magazines
  • Plan out your holiday meal and only buy what you need, so you can reduce your food waste
  • Consider gift certificates so people can choose what they want
  • Put your money to helping others with volunteering, instead of buying something

Hope everyone has a good holiday break! Live sustainably and take care of our Mother Earth.

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