Tis the Season! Green Holidays Have Arrived!

This holiday season, no need to buy new decorations and gift wrapping. Avoid the cost, clutter, and stress. Make this holiday season friendly to you and the environment!

Here are some eco-friendly steps from our EcoConsumer website:

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Make holiday gifts from household items or buy them with a small budget. The best part is that these gifts are environmentally responsible!

  • Create DIY gifts. Have an old shirt? Make it into a reusable produce bag. Check out this blog for more ideas.
  • Buy Fair Trade products. Help farmers and makers around the globe earn a livable wage.
  • Wrap Eco-Friendly. No time to buy a gift bag? Use old newspaper as wrapping paper and decorate it for a personal touch.
  • Decorate Green. Light up your Christmas tree and house with LED or solar powered lights. In addition to helping reduce emissions, you’ll save money on your next electric bill.
  • Donate to a local or global charity. In the spirit of holiday as well as year round giving, donate to relieve hunger and prevent food waste with food donations, or help save homeless animals. Search for a charity of your choice online.

Here’s last year’s King County holiday video with KOMO 4 News, which covers many of the above ideas.

Don’t forget to recycle all your holiday decorations and related items.

Recycle the holidays!
ReGive-Green-3-largeduce your carbon footprint with these reuse, reduce, and recycle actions:

  • Recycle your gadgets, lights, Styrofoam and other items. Use the Take it Back Network to find where to take recyclables not collected at curbside.
  • Recycle your cooking oil. General Biodiesel provides public drop off sites in King County.
  • Recycle your tree. Check out our Tree-Cycling page. You can also place your tree along with your regular curbside yard waste.

The Go, Green Team! blog wishes you a great and safe holiday season. Let us know your favorite green holiday practices.