Yesterday morning, on NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, a brief story about how to reduce waste during the holidays aired. I LOVED the ideas such as: instead of using TONS of non-recycleable holiday wrapping paper, hide children’s (unwrapped) gifts around the house, create a treasure map, and have the children hunt for their gifts…for adults, use newspaper or brown paper bags cut open to wrap gifts, or even just a pretty (reusable) bow!
In response to my post on the Story of Stuff a few days ago, yoga instructor-extraordinaire Margaret Burns-Vapp blogged about her decision to give experiences this holiday season. Check out Margaret’s ideas here.
What are you doing this holiday season to go a littler greener (and, in so doing, teach your children how to celebrate the holiday season while generating less waste) ?