09 Dec '11, 12am

7 Tips for a Greener Holiday

7 Tips for a Greener Holiday

By Margaret Southern, The Nature Conservancy The holidays always conjure up a variety of sensory images. For glass-half-full people, maybe you think about the warmth of a crackling fire, the sounds of carolers singing in harmony or the smells of fresh pine. But if you have as much eco-guilt as I do , you might picture piles of discarded wrapping paper, holiday cards being thrown into trash cans or not-quite-right gifts being shoved into closets (not to mention the crowded malls, ruined diets and cold weather)! Hopefully you fall on the glass-half-full side, but we could all stand to make our holidays as eco-friendly as possible. So, here are 7 easy tips to help make the season just a little greener. 1. Receive less We all know it’s better to give than to receive — maybe that’s why it’s hard to convince some people not to give you any gifts. And you certainly don’t want to ...

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