Green Your Holiday Scene!
Did 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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