It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it also the most wasteful.For many, Christmas is a time to pull out the stops when it comes to gift-giving.But,during the season of celebration we need to show an extra care for the environment.Christmas does not have to be a burden on the environment.With a little effort and imagination we can reduce the environment impact of the holiday season.
Here are some ideas to help celebrate the season while caring for the earth:
Decide to buy simpler.Buy less and buy smart.
Choose gifts made from recycled sources.
Give battery- free gifts.Avoid children's toys that promote violence.
Choose a live tree. Send electronic cards.
Buy Fair Trade Christmas ornaments made from natural and recycled materials.
Power the impact of holiday lighting.Use LED( Light Emitting Diode) for house and Christmas tree.
The best Christmas gift you can give yourself or anyone is simplicity and good and emotional relationships.But also in our times don't forget the environment.Green your holidays. That's the beginning of positive changes .
The New York Times: I' am dreaming of an Eco- Christmas.
Earth 911:Green your Holidays.
Now American Dream:Simplicity the Holidays.