The holidays are a time for family traditions, festive cheer… and sadly, a lot of waste. Did you know that household waste increases by more than 25% from Thanksgiving to New Years Day? And in the U.S., annual trash from gift-wrap and shopping bags totals 4 million tons?
This year, The Nature Conservancy is challenging you to rethink the holidays. Give responsibly, save energy, reduce waste, eat local and be kind to our planet. Because leaving a lighter footprint during the holidays is the greatest gift we can give.
We’d love to hear how you’re greening your holidays: post a tip on the right or share your ideas and photos via Twitter and Instagram using #greenholidays. Happy holidays!