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Five Easy Ways to Make Your Holiday Season Eco-Friendly

'Tis the season to be eco-friendly! Here are 5 ways to make your holiday season kinder on the environment.

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1. Reusable gift wrapping

Use gift boxes or bags that can be reused over and over again! This keeps wrapping supplies out of the trash and is a gift to our planet. If you choose to use disposable wrapping paper, make sure it is recyclable or biodegradable.

Bonus points if you use wrapping paper that is compostable.

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2. Use a timer

If you love to light up your home for the holidays, make sure to put your lights on a timer! This way you can conserve energy by never forget to turn your lights off.

Bonus points if you use energy-efficient lights - a great way to use less energy while still having a house the Griswold’s would be envious of.

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3. More veggies!

Eating more veggies is not only good for our health, but also good for the planet! By swapping out some meat-based dishes for veggie ones, you can reduce your carbon footprint.

Bonus points if you can make a family recipe into a veggie one!

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4. Shop local.

We know it is more important than ever before to support our local businesses. Shopping local not only boosts your local economy, but also helps the environment by not need to ship your gifts.

Bonus points if that local business supports non-profits or fundraisers in your community.

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5. Make a donation in the season of giving.

Don't know what to get the last person on your list who seems to have everything? Making a donation in their name doesn't require any packaging or mailing so it is super eco-friendly and it won't get thrown out during spring cleaning.

Bonus points if you donate to an environmental cause to be extra eco-friendly.

PS. I bet that tough person on your list doesn't have a whale! Adopt a whale with WDC and you can immediately download your adoption certificate.

Don't be a grinch and have a green holiday!

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