Cut the Crap
Check out these websites for some new ideas on how to have meaningful and enjoyable holidays without increasing your pile of unnecessary stuff.
The Center for a New American Dream- A great collection of ideas that celebrate community, sustainability, and less stuff
Care2 make a difference - DIY projects, recipes, and tips for every season
Terracycle - Seasonal DIY projects using upcycled materials
About My Planet - Green tips for just about everything
Waste Reduction Tips - from South Carolina
Energy-Saving Tips - from the California Energy Commission
A few more ideas...
Check with hardware stores like Home Depot or your electric company about recycling old holiday lights.
- Check with your local municipality about Christmas Tree Mulching. Remember that while a fake tree may last multiple years, they are nearly impossible to recycling and will eventually end up in the landfill. Real trees have been creating oxygen and fixing nutrients into the soil throughout their lives, and are compostable when you no longer need them.
Wishing you and yours happy and healthy holidays this year and every year!