Happy holidays, my studies!
I love this time of year: the cheeriness, the increased awareness of how our actions affect others, the clean scent of pine and fresh-fallen snow. But every year, I find myself wondering more and more how we can reduce our holiday footprint.
Did you know that, according to the EPA, the average American household produces 25% more waste from November through January? Or that every year 4 million tons of timber are processed into gift wrapping, then tossed into landfills?
This year, we’re building a Wiser Wonderland.
We need your help — and to encourage your ideas, we’re giving you a chance to win a $100 gift card! We want you to help us show people how they can decorate wisely, safely and sustainably for their winter holiday celebrations.
We’re looking for your pictures of:
- Decorations and holiday crafts made from recycled or upcycled materials
- Reused or repurposed holiday decorations
- Sustainable, green holiday celebrations
Head over to the LivingWise Facebook page today, post up your pictures and share them with your friends and colleagues.
The author of the post that receives the most “likes” by Monday, December 21st, will receive a $100 Visa gift card. There will also be $50 gift cards for 2nd and 3rd place. Click here to see the official contest rules.
I’ve so enjoyed learning more about wiser living practices with you, my studies. Let’s use our knowledge this month to show folks how to have a greener, eco-friendlier holiday. Let’s see your creative ideas for smart, sustainable holiday fun.