Now that Christmas is done I can stand back and survey how we did at reducing our impact on the environment. I think we did really good this year and I had so much fun finding gifts for everyone. Christmas day was a blast and I seriously can't believe how fast it went by. So here is how we did.....
I have talked about our turkey. All of the vegetables I cooked were organic or local. Next year I wouldn't mind trying to make my own rolls and then instead of buying a dessert just serving homemade cookies and squares.
One of the best gifts I got was a tea infuser that I can take to work and use to brew my own organic and fair trade loose leaf tea!
I have FSC certified wrapping paper that I am still using up so I wrapped all the gifts in that. I couldn't figure out how to wrap my dad's gift so it went into a recycled gift bag. No bows or ribbons this year. My nieces made their own wrapping paper this year so B's gift was wrapped in something special this year!
At the end of the present opening we had less than a small grocery bag of paper to throw out. Not too bad at all!
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