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5 Ways to Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Holiday at Home

Friday, December 22, 2023   /   by Richard Eimers

5 Ways to Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Holiday at Home

'Tis the season for joy and festivity, but it often brings along wasteful habits. During the holidays, 60% admit to discarding more than usual, contributing to a 25% increase in trash generation from Thanksgiving to New Year's.

Here are five eco-conscious tips for a greener celebration:

  1. Get Winter-Ready: Upgrade your home's efficiency by sealing windows, upgrading appliances, or adjusting your thermostat. Even simple changes can significantly reduce energy consumption and costs.

  2. Decorate with Purpose: Avoid disposable store-bought decor; instead, craft or repurpose items. Thrift stores offer unique finds, while natural elements from your yard can create beautiful decorations. Opt for LED lights and consider natural Christmas trees for a smaller carbon footprint.

  3. Mindful Shopping: Cut back on carbon emissions by choosing secondhand or handmade gifts. Give experiences or support local businesses, promoting sustainability and uniqueness.

  4. Sustainable Feasting: Consider ethical meat sources, prioritize local produce, and minimize food waste. Use planning tools to estimate portions, freeze leftovers, or donate excess food to shelters.

  5. Recycle and Reuse: Post-celebration, collect recyclables, and repurpose items to reduce landfill waste. Properly recycle electronic gadgets and opt for eco-friendly options like beeswax candles.

Remember, an eco-friendly celebration doesn't compromise on joy. Let's make this holiday season memorable while being kinder to our planet!

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