Posts tagged Sustainable Holidays
6 Ways To Decorate Sustainably & Ethically For The Holidays

While there are many people in the sustainability community who would argue that we shouldn’t decorate at all for the holidays. That we shouldn’t buy a tree, that we shouldn’t purchase any gifts for family — this mindset is just something I will never be able to get onboard with. Because when it comes down to it, the holidays are a special time of year rooted in tradition, and if we can get back to those traditions and celebrate and decorate our homes mindfully I believe that the holidays can be a season that in fact is really good for our planet and people.

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A Conscious Guide To Navigating Black Friday And Cyber Monday

Feeling overwhelmed by all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales emails getting thrown your way? Trust me you are not alone. While it is clear (from the countless video recordings of stampedes on malls) that excessive consumerism is still alive and well, I do really believe that more and more people are choosing to opt-out of this particular buying weekend, or are at least choosing to make purchases with much more thought and intention.

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How To Host A Sustainable Thanksgiving

Which is why the tips I am going to share with you are the kind that can easily fly under the radar of your friends and family. The goal isn’t to have everyone show up at your house and announce that this Thanksgiving is going to be a sustainable, zero waste, etc. event. Instead you want to show by example how this Thanksgiving with a few changes can be just as wonderful, and a whole lot better for the planet.

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Get Outside This Holiday Season: A Sustainable Guide To Enjoying The Great Outdoors

When it comes to getting outside and enjoying the outdoors this holiday season it’s so important that we not only think about where we are choosing to spend our time, but how. This is another form of challenging our comfort zones because so often when enjoying nature we take more than we give, and it’s something we (aka anyone who wants to enjoy the environment) should think more about.

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My Favorite Sustainable Brands To Support This Holiday Season

The holiday season is officially upon us, which means that thoughts of gift giving, and holiday wish lists are in full swing as well. Since we have already talked about ways to avoid the traditional Black Friday madness and bring more intention and purpose into our shopping this year, I thought it was also time I shared with you some of my favorite sustainable retailers to get you started.

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Black Friday...Let's Break Up

I'm not going to lie, I have never been into the whole black Friday. Maybe it's the fact that malls make me kind of claustrophobic (I don't like feeling lost indoors), or maybe it's because I just never was one of those people who NEEDED to buy this one specific thing or all would be lost. Regardless, I never have understood black Friday or have felt compelled to participate in black Friday, but that doesn't mean that you reading this post haven't in the past, or plan to participate in it again this week.

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