Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Top Five Posts of 2016


As 2016 comes to a close, many people naturally find themselves looking back at the year. These darkest days are marvelous for reflection as we light our way through the winter. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

(Closer to) Zero Waste Holiday Season - Five things to improve your holidays

Another installment in our (closer to) Zero waste series:

(Closer to) Zero Waste Holidays

As we approach the darkest day of the year, many are busy buying and making presents, decorations, treats, and feasts. 

Our home is no different.

Whether you celebrate Solstice, Yule, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year, Kwanzaa, or any combination of those and others, here are some easy things you can do to lower the environmental impact of your celebrations, keep a little more money in your pocket, and have less trash for anyone to deal with afterward. 

1.) Reuse ribbons, paper, and even make/find reusable wrappings! 

T-shirts, pillow cases, pieces of fabric, or simple cloth bags make great reusable gift wrap.

The wrapping can even be part of the gift.