Going Green, Saving Green: Holiday Gifts And Decoration Ideas That Make A Difference
This holiday season, Americans can benefit from protecting
the earth and keeping cost in mind at the same time. Studies show that a majority of consumers
will shop for “green” products this season and are looking for cost effective
ways to live in balance with the natural world.
Highlighted below are just a handful of NWF naturalist David Mizejewski’s
last-minute holiday gift ideas:
ornaments for your holiday tree.
For every ornament purchased for just $15 you will plant a tree in
the name of your loved one.
- Buy a
live, potted holiday tree and make it family heirloom or donate it to a
local school for planting. A single tree can absorb more than one
ton of CO2.
holiday lights uses 10 times less energy than incandescent mini lights,
100 times less energy than standard bulbs and they are much safer too.
light timers can save big money. Leaving
lights on over night can send your energy costs through the roof and
create unwanted pollution.
batteries save money. About 40% of all battery sales occur during the
holiday season. Dead batteries can be a problem if not handled properly.
or make personalized shopping bags.
A little creativity can turn the beige Ho-Hum canvas bag into an
inexpensive customized work of art to enjoy.
for Kids. Promote good reading
skills by giving the kids in your life a magazine subscription.