Forwarded by a friend -- some good suggestions for holiday giving.
Thought you might appreciate them.
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Hi all - These came through on my ASU email address. I thought they
were actually useful... Let's all have a clutter-free,
anti-consumerist, sweatshop-free, environmentally sensitive holiday.
HOLIDAY WASTE REDUCTION AND GREEN GIFTING TIPS
Gift Giving Ideas
o Send holiday e-cards instead of standard greeting cards, or
buy recycled content cards.
o Make gifts instead of purchasing them - baked goods are always fun.
o Give locally made gifts - support your local economy.
o Look for gifts that are minimally packaged, or have no package at all.
o Consider the impact of your gift.
o Re-gifting is a good way to recycle.
o Give the gift of reusables by giving a reusable grocery sack,
water bottle or lunch container and teach someone the value of reuse.
o Gift certificates are great for gifts you know will be kept.
o Want to give a nonmaterial gift? How about giving to charity
in someone's name, or buy tickets to an event such as a concert,
sports event, etc.
o Consider purchasing a more durable item that will last longer.
If money is an issue for something of considerable value, consider
going in on a gift for someone with other family members.
o Purchase recycled contents products to close the recycling loop.
o When shopping for gifts, make sure to use reusable shopping bags!
After the holidays…
o Save packing materials, wrapping and tissue paper for reuse.
o Save bows, ribbon, tags and gift bags for next year.
o Compost your leftover food.
o Recycle your tree - Some communities collect trees to make
mulch- check into your local program opportunities.
o Continue green living - live better and become more
eco-conscious all year long!
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