Comments for Green Gift Holidays http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays REthink the Holidays Fri, 29 Nov 2013 21:15:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Comment on Here’s How You Are Making Your Holidays Green by Beth Hauer http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/responses/#comment-413 Fri, 29 Nov 2013 21:15:30 +0000 http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/?page_id=51#comment-413 One “experience” gift I’m giving this year is quilting classes. Another idea is a pair of season tickets to the plays of a local theatre group. Another idea is a massage or a day of beauty at a local spa or salon.

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Comment on Here’s How You Are Making Your Holidays Green by Pat Parkhurst http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/responses/#comment-411 Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:23:49 +0000 http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/?page_id=51#comment-411 I like to get a christmas tree, real one preferably smaller one that I can get with roots and all and then replant it after christmas…. I don’t like plastic… and you can give the tree as a gift :)

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Comment on Here’s How You Are Making Your Holidays Green by Elise Drake http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/responses/#comment-391 Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:23:55 +0000 http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/?page_id=51#comment-391 I try to buy most of the gifts I give from local vendors, handmade. The people I support often are using organic or reclaimed materials, with sustainable practices. I keep the gift giving to a minimum. Of course I shop with my own bags and purchase post consumer waste wrap and recycle it after gift giving.

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Comment on Here’s How You Are Making Your Holidays Green by Carolyn M. http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/responses/#comment-389 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:10:07 +0000 http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/?page_id=51#comment-389 I frequent reuse (second hand) centers to find interesting gifts and clothing. When I give my gift a card will say “You have received a green gift and it was chosen for you to give it a second life.”

I also go to a creative reuse center to purchase used and some new supplies to make gifts. There I purchase art items like frames, note papers, beads, scrap booking materials etc. When I give this gift my card will say “Made from reuse items to reduce our landfill footprint.” My notes always get an environmental conversation going.

See the carycreativecenter.org to learn what creative reuse centers are like because every community should have one.

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Comment on Here’s How You Are Making Your Holidays Green by Lisa O. http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/responses/#comment-379 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:46:40 +0000 http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/?page_id=51#comment-379 Wrap gifts in an “ugly Christmas sweater” or in a flannel sheet

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Comment on Here’s How You Are Making Your Holidays Green by Carolyn Long http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/responses/#comment-377 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:28:55 +0000 http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/?page_id=51#comment-377 I’ve asked the grandparents to give their grown grandchildren information – photos of special pieces of furniture or art with descriptions of where it came from and who made it, or to pass along a few unused or duplicate things like tools or jewelry or kitchen items. The grandparents are downsizing just as the grandchildren are furnishing their own apartments.

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Comment on Here’s How You Are Making Your Holidays Green by Mari Porter http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/responses/#comment-376 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:35:51 +0000 http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/?page_id=51#comment-376 Wrap gifts in Newspaper or make gift bags out of chip bags or other wrappers that are hard to recycle. Just make sure you clean them up good and you can paint them any color you want.

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Comment on Here’s How You Are Making Your Holidays Green by Anna Baker http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/responses/#comment-374 Sat, 16 Nov 2013 01:29:30 +0000 http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/?page_id=51#comment-374 I’m going to buy most of my gifts used this year (off Craigslist, toy swaps, Freecycle, etc) as not to create the need for new resources.

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Comment on Here’s How You Are Making Your Holidays Green by jen http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/responses/#comment-373 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:25:48 +0000 http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/?page_id=51#comment-373 Buying less from stores and more from local handcrafted items

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Comment on Here’s How You Are Making Your Holidays Green by Lynn http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/responses/#comment-371 Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:00:03 +0000 http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-holidays/?page_id=51#comment-371 Use a REAL ‘potted’ tree! Plant it afterwards!!

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