Tips for a Green Holiday

Spread the love

With the holiday season upon us, it may be a good time to start thinking about what you can do to cut down on unnecessary waste and have a more eco-friendly time.

1. Wrap with what you have. Instead of buying wrapping paper, use what you have on hand to wrap gifts. You can use maps, old calendars, the cartoon section from a newspaper, craft paper. My sister-in-law took brown paper bags and had her children walk on them with painted feet and then wrapped gifts with the newly decorated paper. 

2. Use natural décor: Pick up pine cones and branches on walks through parks or woods. These can be used to decorate your mantle, make centrepieces, or design your own wreath.

3. Instead of buying gifts for everyone, pick names. That way you only have to give one gift and can put the time and special thought in to making that one present special and personal.

What do you do to have a green holiday?

Our Bloggers

  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
    read more..
  • Margo Gladding
    Margo Gladding
    Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
    read more..
  • Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
    read more..
  • Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
    read more..
  • Debi Silber
    Debi Silber
    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
    read more..
  • Teri Cochrane
    Teri Cochrane
    Teri is a is a Certified Coach Practitioner with extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices.
    read more..
  • Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
    read more..
  • Susan Levin
    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
    read more..
  • Rob Brown
    Dr. Rob Brown
    Dr. Brown's blended perspective of healthcare includes a deeply rooted passion for wellness and spiritual exploration.
    read more..
January 2023