The holidays are upon us and so are the suggestions for making them a little more environmentally friendly.
Environmental Protection Magazine provides green holiday suggestions from the Nature Conservancy in the article “Tips: Dreaming of a Green Christmas”. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has some excellent suggestions for a no-waste holiday while Use Less Stuff offers 42 Tips to Trim Your Holiday Wasteline.
U.S. EPA suggests ways to add some green to your travel and recycle for a tech savvy holiday and San Francisco Chronicle staff writer Susan Fornoff examines the environmental impact of real and artificial Christmas trees in her article,“Real vs. Fake: Which Tree is Greener?”
Librarians’ Internet Index points to several sites with a focus on green crafts:
- Eco-Friendly Kwanzaa
- COEJL Hanukkah: Let There Be (Renewable) Light: A New Look at Hanukkah
- FamilyFun: Have a Happy Green Holiday
On the retail side, Barneys New York is lighting their tree with LEDs this holiday season. They also have a green gift guide for items available from…Barneys. Meanwhile, Grist reviews the green gift offerings from Target, Wal-Mart, and K-Mart.
Yahoo! and Treehugger offer green gift suggestions from a plethora of retailers. The Madison (WI) Public Library, California Department of Conservation, Eco-Libris, Grist, Reduce.org, Environmental Defense, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Co-op America, and the Sierra Club also have green gift guides.
If your favorite tip for a more sustainable holiday isn’t covered by these sources, post it in the comments.