Eco Holiday Challenge Guidelines

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We challenge YOU to take the #EcoHolidayChallenge to make this year’s holiday sustainable and Earth-friendly. The challenge is simple. Commit to doing a few of the guidelines below. After reading through the guidelines, watch the video for tips and ideas for following each one.

1. Wrap gifts in reusable or recycled wrapping.

We suggest checking out Furoshiki wrapping.

2. Send electronic holiday cards.

We make ours by uploading a family photo to Canva, adding text and graphics, and downloading. Then we send our holiday cheer via email and post on social media.

3. Give experiences instead of gifts.

Raise your hand if you do not need any more stuff! We know we don’t. We’d rather have an experience we can enjoy together anyway.

4. Limit the number of gifts purchased online and shipped.

Plan ahead so you can shop local.

5. Give handmade or homemade gifts.

Buy from an artist or make something yourself!

6. Give sustainable gifts.

Help your loved ones live a more sustainable year by gifting them reusable straws, shopping bags, and produce/bulk bags for grocery shopping.

7. Make, reuse, or thrift holiday decorations.

The best decorations are the ones we use year after year and make memories with anyway. Consider a decoration swap with neighbors or friends to freshen up your stash.

8. Throw a “green” holiday party.

Use real plates, fabric napkins, and plan the amount of food you make carefully to avoid waste.

Commit to taking the challenge by commenting below, registering on our Eco Holiday Challenge page to get tips and inspiration in your inbox, and/or by posting on social media using #EcoHolidayChallenge to let others know about the challenge and that you are committing to it! Committing to our goals publicly helps us reach them.

We’d love to hear from you! Did you take the Eco Holiday Challenge? Reach out to us on Instagram or Facebook or drop us a line here.

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