a green christmas

by kath_red on 13/12/2007

in Green Crafting

Christmas is a time, for many, of over spending and indulging and not thinking terribly much about being environmentally conscious. All that toy packaging and christmas wrapping, being aware of how you deal with all that can be pretty boring – but it is important. Lime has a great article on 7 ways to green your christmas. They recommend a bit of frugality this season – consider recycling gift wrap or making your own, recycling decorations and perhaps donating some of that saved money to a charity.

over at planet green (treehugger’s new venture) lots of fresh and fun ideas to green up your christmas giving – just for starters – making your own recipe book, gift baskets, dough christmas decorations, and caramel popcorn.

Speaking of TreeHugger, they recently had an article on how the NY Times has called eco friendly – the new Grinch! Apparently the NY Times quoted someone as saying the call for less excessive consumption during the holidays sounds almost un-American. and implies that going green for Christmas is divisive and preachy. Any thoughts?

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