As we rapidly approach the most glutinous time of the year, I invite everyone to share their ideas for a greener holiday season. What have you done in the past that really works to save money, time, electricity, or other resources? What will you do differently this year, if anything? How do you handle gift-giving in an eco-friendly manner?
I will humbly begin with a few examples of my own. Last year, I chose not to decorate my home at all. No lights=no extra electricity and I didn't do a tree. I was busy and didn't miss all the extra work. This year I might buy a local tree and I am thinking about purchasing LED Christmas lights from http://www.environmentallights.com. Last year, I made soy candles to give as gifts to my family and friends. It ended up being just as expensive as buying gifts, so this year I might just buy gifts instead because I know a lot of people out of work who would benefit more from a gift of food or toiletries.
Please share your wisdom and creativity with the group. We need you and thank you for contributing what you have this year!