Create Your First Sustainable Holiday

When the holidays come around, they bring with them some very unique challenges if you want to go green.  We focus on entertaining others and giving gifts, and it’s easy to throw out the choice we have made to live in a sustainable way.  The thing is, it doesn’t have to be this way.  Here is a look at some great tips that can help you make the right choices so you can have a sustainable holiday that keeps our environment safe.

Tips for Giving Gifts

There are actually quite a few ways you can give gifts while still making sure you have a sustainable holiday.  Here are some great tips to help you keep gift giving green this year.

Going Green in the New Year

Your New Year’s resolutions should include at least one green features for the coming year.  2010 is the year to go green — It’s never been easier.  With more and more people improving their habits, it’s become more appealing than ever to implement an environmentally friendly lifestyle.  Green solutions don’t have to mean expensive alternatives.  With the popularity of going green on the rise, it’s become cheaper and easier to improve your living habits.  For instance, you should try and unplug all the electronics when they aren’t in use.  Similarly, try turning off lights you are not using.  Try reducing your heater use, and wear extra layers of clothes to keep warm.  You should also try and switch from toxic and chemical cleaners to the eco-friendly and homemade alternatives to improve the quality of your indoor air.

Going Green in the Winter

The leaves may have changed color and fallen from the trees, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be any green in your wintertime.  Check out these tips for going green in the wintertime.

Defeating the Cold Air Draft

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Vegan and Vegetarian Christmas Dinner Ideas

More and more people are going vegan or vegetarian.  If you are cooking a holiday meal this year and you know someone will be attending who is vegan or vegetarian, you might be feeling a little bit worried about what you are going to make for them.  Here are some no-hassle ideas for you that are sure to please:

Let’s start off with the vegetarians, who may not be eat but for the most part can eat certain animal products as long as there is no meat involved.  If everyone is eating turkey this year, then take a look into the faux turkeys!  Everyone might scoff that the idea of a veggie turkey, but they are actually out there and they are actually quite delicious.  Try the Tofurkey roast, and enjoy it with all of the usual trimmings such as mashed potatoes, veggie gravy, and stuffing!

Find Out Which Countries Put Out the Most Pollution

Within a few weeks, the Climate Change Conference for the United Nations is going to take place in Copenhagen.  At this conference, the entire world is going to start focusing on global warming and pollution.  There are many challenges that we face on a global level today when it comes to climate change and pollution and in order to get all the work done, countries are going to have to come together in order to make a difference.