They may be one of our favorite things, but at Christmas we want more. We want sparkly, bright colors and beautiful ribbons and bows. The Christmas portrait isn’t complete without pretty packages under the tree.
But what’s that uncomfortable feeling you’re getting while flipping through tubes of shiny, new foil gift wrap at the store? Ah, yes, it’s the guilt of Mother Earth. We want to respect and preserve the planet and continue our eco-friendly habits at the holidays, but …
No “buts.” According to the New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club, December and January record the most trash of the year thanks to the holidays. While the recession has lightened the load a bit (fewer gifts, less garbage), recycling and re-using is still vital.
Plenty of Earth-friendly changes or additions can be made to the holidays. From saving electricity to choosing the right cards to buying alternative, environmentally conscious gifts, everyone can find a way to lessen the negative impact of the season…
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Published by: NorthJersey.com
Date: December 11, 2010