Sus­tain­abil­ity Tips

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Have friends over to en­joy hol­i­day cheer and cre­ate hand-crafted dec­o­ra­tions. Hang gar­lands made from strung pop­corn or cran­ber­ries out­side where birds can en­joy them.

Un­plug hol­i­day lights dur­ing the day. This saves en­ergy, and helps your lights last longer.

Next time you buy hol­i­day lights, con­sider LEDs. They last longer and use less elec­tric­ity.

Con­sider the dura­bil­ity of a prod­uct for any gift. Cheaper items of­ten wear out quickly, cre­at­ing waste and cost­ing you money.

Re­duce the num­ber of bags thrown out by bring­ing re­us­able cloth bags for hol­i­day gift shop­ping.

Use old hol­i­day cards to make new gift wrap. Save or re­cy­cle wrap­ping pa­per.

Do­nate older toys or items you no longer use to char­i­ties.

Bake cook­ies or other good­ies for friends and love ones and them in tins and pottery. Make the con­tainer part of the gift.

Sup­port your lo­cal econ­omy by shop­ping for unique lo­cal hand-crafted items.

Gift some­one an ex­pe­ri­ence such a fish­ing trip, a movie, or din­ner to­gether.

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