Americans throw away an additional 5 million tons of trash - 25% more than usual - between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.
One thoughtful gift is better than many wrapped packages of unwanted gifts. Draw names or share the cost of a gift with a relative or friend.
Make your own gifts.
Look for gifts that are: durable; not over-packaged; energy efficient; wind-up, or use rechargeable batteries; reused (for example, antiques or used bikes); recyclable.
Give an experience such as tuition for an unusual class. For kids, consider giving an environmental excursion, like a whale-watching or camping trip.
Create a recipe book from the favorites you’ve collected.
Collect photos and put together a photo album.
Give a Membership.