Green Your Holiday Scene!

epaDid you know that the amount of household garbage in the United States can increase by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, from 4 million tons to 5 million tons?  So what can you do to be green this holiday season?

Here are a few tips:

  • Turn off or unplug holiday lights during the day.
  • Donate the older toys that you no longer use to charities.
  • Wrap gifts in recycled or reused wrapping paper or newspapers.
  • Compost leftover food scraps and leaves.

Check out EPA’s student holiday page to see what else you can do to green your holiday celebrations!

Doing something different?  Tell us about your green holiday scene…

Wendy Dew is the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator for Region 8 in Denver, Colorado.

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