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Green Holidays

Comprehensive Green Holidays Resources

Celebrate Green

http://www.celebrategreen.net (external)
Sammamish-based business has tips and links for every winter holiday.

Stanford University – Tips and Links for a Green Holiday Season

http://recycling.stanford.edu/5r/holidays.html (external)

Use Less Stuff Report – 42 Ways to Trim Your Holiday Wasteline

http://www.use-less-stuff.com/ULSDAY/42ways.html (external)
Classic list compiled about 10 years ago.

Holiday Cards

Earth911.com – Greeting Cards: Facts and Tips

http://earth911.com/paper/mail/greeting-cards-facts-and-tips (external)
Reduce, reuse and recycle your holiday cards.

Kathi Burns – Alternative Ideas for Holiday Cards

http://www.addspacetoyourlife.com/1118/nbc-segment-organize-with-alternative-ideas-for-holiday-cards-and-gift-giving (external)
Video segment with organizing expert Kathi Burns from a San Diego TV newscast, December, 2008.

Christmas Trees

Seattle Examiner – Buying and Using a Living Christmas Tree

http://www.examiner.com/x-261-Seattle-Garden--Kitchen-Examiner~y2008m12d13-Tips-for-buying-and-using-a-living-Christmas-tree (external)

Holiday Lights

Washington State University Extension Energy Program and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

www.energyideas.org/documents/factsheets/HolidayLighting.pdf (PDF, external)

Gift wrapping

Gaiam Life – Top 10 Green Gift Wrap Ideas

http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Top-10-Green-Gift-Wrap-Ideas.html (external)

Seattle Examiner – Easy Green Gift Wrapping

http://www.examiner.com/x-260-Seattle-Parenting-Examiner~y2009m4d9-Easy-green-gift-wrapping--cover-up-that-gift-in-an-ecofriendly-way (external)

After the Holidays

Danny Seo – Recycling and Reusing Remnants Of Holidays

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/12/26/earlyshow/main2296947.shtml (external)
Tips from green expert Danny Seo on CBS’s The Early Show, from 2006.

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Updated: Apr. 11, 2013


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