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!  http://epa.gov/students/holiday.html

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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