More sustainable holiday ideas
Use a real tree
It's always a hot debate, but the results are in: an artificial tree would have to be reused for more than 20 years to be greener than buying a fresh-cut tree annually. Real trees can also be recycled as mulch or compost after use.
Use LED lights
Not only do LED bulbs last longer than incandescent ones, they also run cooler, minimizing the risk of accidental fires.
Wear warmer clothes inside
It's chilly outside, after all! Instead of turning up the heat to wear shorts indoors, keep your cozy sweaters on or curl up under a blanket to save on heating costs and conserve energy.
Make your own cards and ornaments
There are lots of ways to reuse old wrapping paper and greeting cards to create beautiful new card designs. Just avoid using glitter! It's notoriously hard to recycle.
Support makers from across the province and shop locally this season. Have a shop you'd like us to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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