For many people, the holidays are all about celebrating relationships with friends and family. For others, they’re a time for giving and receiving gifts. But do we really need all of that stuff? And how much of it might end up in a garbage dump one day, thereby hurting our environment?
If this is how you think about the holidays, you may be looking for “greener” or environmentally-friendly gifts for your friends and family. Here’s a brief list of some items that will make people happy and won’t have a hugely negative impact on Mother Nature…
1. Make a Donation
Donations aren’t gifted nearly enough because most people like the idea of physically giving something to someone, but they are such an amazing gift and super environmentally friendly. To make this gift more personable, make the donation in their name, choose a cause they believe in or one that has touched their life in a meaningful way. If they have a loved one who has passed away from cancer, make a donation to the Cancer Society. If they are passionate about animals, you can donate to the World Wildlife Foundation or the local humane society. There are so many different options.
While it might seem like Christmas is all about wrapping up a gift and physically handing it over, it’s about more than that. Christmas is about spreading cheer and joy — to everyone. Even those less fortunate or who might need it more than us. We’re sure whoever is on the receiving end of this gift will appreciate the gesture.