23 December 2007
Season's Greenings: How To Green Your Xmas Part One
Tips for a Season's Greenings:
- Recycle packaging. Drop extra packing peanuts at private mailing centers. Call the Plastic Loosefill Council's Peanut Hotline toll-free at 1-800-828-2214 for the names of local businesses that reuse them.
- Reuse the present wrappers and colorful shredded paper that comes as padding in packages when you wrap your own gifts. Got a shredder? Turn used gift wrap or other colorful paper into your own shreds to use as filler in gift bags and boxes.
- Do you have Christmas decorations you no longer use? Assuming they're still in good condition, pass them on to a charity, shelter, your kids' school, your son or daughter in a first apartment, a senior center. Do the same with those unused cards left over from last year that you no longer want to send, or the free cards you get from charities with their annual appeals.
- After the holidays, give your used cards to groups that use them for craft projects.
Thanks to a EcoDeaf contributor who selected the excerpts above from the newspaper article here: http://www.sptimes.com/2007/11/24/Homes/Season_s_greenings.shtml
Photo credit: http://www.tree2mydoor.com/greetings_cards.asp