Embrace a Sustainable Season: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Winter Holidays
The holidays are right around the corner! With glittering decorations, twinkling lights, and festive merrymaking, it’s so easy to get swept away in all the fun. Make the holidays even sweeter by keeping in mind the impact our celebrations can have on the environment.
It’s possible to have a more eco-friendly holiday without sacrificing the cheer that makes the season bright. In fact, getting creative with sustainable solutions can be fun for everyone, and can even create new traditions!
Here are five clever ways to celebrate the wonder of the holidays and celebrate planet Earth at the same time.
Create your own holiday decorations using recycled or upcycled items – or natural elements like pinecones, branches and dried leaves. Make it a fun scavenger hunt for family members to find the prettiest items to incorporate!
That big pile of wrapping paper ends up in the landfill, so opt to cover your presents this year in more sustainable or recyclable paper — or reuse gift bags year after year! But, if you just can’t get enough of that pretty gift wrap, opt for a brand made from recycled paper.
Experience the Joy
To curb your consumer carbon footprint, start a tradition with your family to give experiences to each other rather than buying items from a store. Cooking classes, spa treatments, concert tickets, a family membership to a museum or theme park — the possibilities are endless and environmentally friendly. Give the gift of making memories with those you love!
Light Up with LEDs
Twinkling lights are one of the most wonderful things about the most wonderful time of the year – they add an extra sparkle to the night. This year, choose durable and eco-friendly LED string lights that are energy efficient and last longer than incandescent bulbs. Pro tip: Put them on timers to conserve electricity and have them pop on when the sun sets!
In Sunbridge, we’re excited for the holiday season, and looking forward to building sustainable holiday traditions with you.