Christmas is a magical time of year, but it also can be a very wasteful one. In this post I bring you 10 easy ways you can live a more sustainable lifestyle this holiday season, while still having all the fun! I hope this inspires you to hope on the sustainable living bandwagon and find a few ways to help the planet this holiday season!
Going green as a family seems daunting to so many people because it is talked about on such a large scale. I am trying to help people tackle the sustainable mindset by breaking it down into one small category at a time. Today we are focusing on a small but very impactful item... plastic utensils! Here are some quick tips on how to ditch one use plastics and switch for an eco-friendly product.
Another Sustainable Living Tip - How to Ditch the Dryer Sheets! Trade in unnecessary chemicals and manufactured fragrances for eco-friendly and hypoallergenic wool dryer balls and essential oils.
Often times I think there must be a more eco-friendly way to go about life. There has to be alternatives to buying everything new, all the time, all this wasteful packaging that goes with these new purchases. I recently came across the "Buy Nothing Project", a community-focused group that encourages giving and sharing on a local basis. Read more here about the Buy Nothing Project and see if you can find one in your area - they have groups worldwide!
We live in a throw-away society, and it drives me crazy. How many beautiful glass candle holders have you been gifted over the years, only to burn up all the wax and toss them in the trash once emptied? Use this technique to re-purpose old candle jars, and turn them back into votive holders, succulent pots, or whatever your heart desires!
It has been a huge goal of mine to work on reducing waste in our household this year, and to live a 'green-er' lifestyle! I have found it extremely difficult as a family of three to not put out lots of waste, but these tricks are easy things we have started doing to help reduce the number of items we throw in the trash. Is there anything your family does too?