Comments on: Celebrate the environment: Your holiday shopping list can be eco-friendly The EPA Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:52:18 +0000 hourly 1 By: srikanthvarma Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:12:30 +0000 Thank you for the article. It is really is a shame that most people that comment on on blogs are just looking for a link.
Instead of actually trying to add useful information

By: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 19:51:04 +0000 Great post! Wish that we’d caught this one earlier. But just wanted to add something that can even come in handy on birthdays or any holiday where people give gifts.

You can have an even greener gift giving days by cutting back on the amount of gift wrapping paper that you use or throw away.

Otherwise, the gift wrapping paper can become a source of environmental waste.

The easiest way to conserve your wrapping paper is to wait until after you’ve received your gifts and then put your used wrapping paper in the recycling bin instead of the garbage.

By: Anonymous Sat, 24 Dec 2011 10:45:16 +0000 Composting is a green way to help reduce our food waste naturally. Instead of throwing away our food waste, feed them to the earthworm where this tiny creature will convert them into compost and can be used as fertilizer to your plants.

By: Ecotourism at Fri, 05 Aug 2011 07:33:05 +0000 Eco-tourism is “Responsible travel to natural areas that help the environment and improve the welfare of local communities.” (Ties, 1990) As environmentally friendly is something different and is a term used when discussing our products and…

By: shammy Thu, 24 Jun 2010 15:16:05 +0000 Buying online certainly helps save hours of driving around to find the right gift for everyone on your list. It prevents congestion, pollution and saves gas and money! yes, Internet technology make green world.

By: John Tue, 01 Dec 2009 15:34:59 +0000 Recycling is not only good for the environment it’s a great way of saving money! Some great ideas on this blog. John Wikaniko, UK

By: Marian Petre Sat, 21 Mar 2009 00:18:08 +0000 Good opinion, smart shopping mean ecological shopping.
If we keep the nature clean the future will be good for us.
Also the cleaning services should be done well everywhere.

By: akken Fri, 19 Dec 2008 01:41:21 +0000 We always re-use wrapping paper and boxes at my house. It’s always fun to see who else actually got the present that was wrapped in the same paper last year. It also makes the surprises in the boxes a lot more fun…otherwise I would have gotten an alarm clock 5 years in a row! We also sort of re-gift…there’s no sense in the books you’ve already read or the cook book you don’t use sit on the shelf collecting dust. Let someone else read and enjoy them, and I’m sure they won’t feel slighted, especially if it’s a good one! I also re-use containers from old gifts. For example, the empty lip balm tub makes a perfect container for medications when you travel or for in your purse.

By: Kort Thu, 04 Dec 2008 17:03:36 +0000 Several tips from an environmental professional:
1. Don’t flock your tree. Flocking prevents recycling of the tree.
2. Use gift bags instead of wrapping. Bags are reusable.
3. Wear your clothes instead of wearing the house. Turn down the temp some in the house.
4. Make a commitment to recycled products including TP and paper towels for the new year.
5. Don’t leave your tree on the street after Christmas. Put it in the recycle bin. Yard waste in the storm drain causes pollution.
6. Consolidate shopping trips and use the smallest vehicle possible or take public transit… put the family on the train this Christmas…
7. Get rid of your newspaper habit. Start using online news this year.
8. Plan a new environmental project this coming year: Insulate, install solar, change to double glazed windows, get a new computerized thermostat, replace that old water heater with a tankless unit, replace that SUV with a hybrid/electric vehicle… I assume that all your light bulbs are compact florescent …
9. Completely eliminate your use of plastic bags while shopping. Visit your local creek to see what plastic bags have done for us. Use cloth bags when ever possible.
10. Clean up your yard/storage areas. Anything outside that can flow to storm drain or contaminate rainwater will pollute your local creek directly. Oil stains, leaves, dirt, chemical containers, gasoline containers, greasy equipment (lawn mowers, etc.) need to be cleaned up and/or covered and stored off the ground when outside.
11. Discharge your pool/spa to the sanitary sewer when changing the water. Pool/spa water must not be drained to the storm sewer system!
12. Wash your car at the CAR WASH. Soap makes fish sick.

By: Kelly Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:18:24 +0000 Make decorations or place markers out of pinecones. Paint and decorate like a tree and use a painted bottle cap for the trunk. If you have ever beaded I am sure you have mismatched beads around for the decorations. Embroidery floss for garland…